National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1949
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17th to 18th Century European Paintings Gallery Level 2, NGV International
While depicting a Welsh scene, this painting clearly reflects the years that Richard Wilson spent in Italy in the 1750s. The composition and imagery – the lake, the castle, the trees, the boys fishing and the distant mountain – reflect the work of the pioneer landscape artists who painted in Italy in the seventeenth century, such as Nicolas Poussin, Gaspard Dughet and especially Claude Lorrain, who drew their inspiration from the Roman campagna.