Ideal Classical Landscape

British (English) School
National Trust Inventory Number 987443

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1770 - 1799
Materials Oil on canvas
Place of origin
Collection Arlington Court, Devon (Accredited Museum)
Not on show

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Ideal Classical Landscape, British (English) School, late 18th century, possibly by John Taylor (London 1739 – Cirencester 1838) or George Smith of Chichester (Chichester 1714 - Chichester 1776), in the manner of Richard Wilson RA (Penegoes 1714 – Mold 1782). A view with a temple on a height on the right, and a castle below on the left. The view is similar to Phaeton's Petition to Apollo commissioned by the Duke of Bridgewater in 1763 and engraved by William Wollett of which there is an impression in the British Museum and a version now in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, one of a series of four piuctures also commissioned in 1763 by Henry Blundell of Ince Blundell Hall, near Liverpool but without the mythological figures. There is also a similar later view, again with figures, and also engraved by Woollett, called Apollo and the Seasons of 1779 in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.


Bequeathed to the National Trust with Arlington Court by Miss Rosalie Chichester (1865 – 1949)

Credit line

Arlington Court, The Chichester Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

British (English) School, artist
studio of Richard Wilson, RA (Penegoes 1714 – Mold 1782), artist
possibly John Taylor (London 1739 – Cirencester 1838), artist
possibly George Smith of Chichester (Chichester 1714 - Chichester 1776), artist
manner of Richard Wilson, RA (Penegoes 1714 – Mold 1782), artist

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Category Art / Oil paintings (12632)
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Periods 18th century (87812)
Maker British (English) School (3778)
Richard Wilson, RA (Penegoes 1714 – Mold 1782) (65)
John Taylor (London 1739 – Cirencester 1838) (5)
George Smith of Chichester (Chichester 1714 - Chichester 1776) (9)
Subjects Landscape (991)
Object Type Oil painting (14421)

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