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Dover Castle

WILSON, Richard (1714 - 1782)

Dover Castle

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 90.5 x 116.8 cm

Acquired: 1928; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 66

Wilson painted a number of landscapes before he went to Italy in 1750. This one painted about 1746-47, shows him following the careful topographical tradition learned from Netherlandish artists. It has a remarkable sensitivity to light and air. The artist drawing at an easel in the bottom left corner may be a self-portrait.

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