Wilson, Richard (1713/14-82; Welsh), manner of
Landscape with Italian buildings and a shepherd (late 18thcentury)
Oil on paper on wood panel, 39.3 x 29.8 cm
Bequest of Alfred Felton, 1904
National Gallery of Victoria (144-2)
Felton’s personal collection was essentially assembled locally, leading to some inevitable limitations, apparent here – although conservation would help clarify the character and quality of this work. Acquired and first catalogued as by Wilson (NGV 1905), it was demoted in successive NGV catalogues to “attributed to” (1918), “school of” (1948), and finally “manner of” Wilson (Hoff).
For further details on Wilson and the NGV’s current holdings of works by and after him, see linked artist entry.
AR 1904, p.26; NGV 1905, p.93 (III.McArthur Gallery, no.43: as by Wilson)
For this painting, see Hoff (1995), p.322, with references to previous NGV catalogues