Lot 236
Richard Wilson, R.A. (Welsh, 1713/14-1782), The Valley of the River Severn with a distant View of Shrewsbury
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (lined), circa 1744-1745, unsigned, retaining remnants of an old Arthur Tooth label to verso, period gilt frame with gallery plaque.

Stretcher size 20 x 37 1/4 in.; Frame dimensions 25 1/2 x 42 1/4 in.

Private Collection, Greensboro, North Carolina

Col. E. F. Hall, Red House, Chilworth, Romsey, Hants.
Christie’s, July 19, 1929, Lot 49, bought by Spink, London
with Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd., London, 1931
with Knoedler & Co., 15 Old Bond Street, London W.1, 1932 (#1270)
Mr. Harcourt Johnstone, London
Sotheby’s London, June 12, 1940, Lot 142, bought by Tooth
Sir Stephenson Kent
Mrs. C.K. Prestige;
Sotheby's London, April 3, 1968, Lot 62
with the City Gallery London, 1968, from whom acquired by Major T.C. Harvey and by descent
Christie's London, April 16, 1982, Lot 59
Christie's London, July 7, 2010, Lot 165

W. G. Constable, Richard Wilson, 1953, p. 235, pl. 139C

This painting is listed on the Paul Mellon Centre Richard Wilson Online Catalogue Raisonné (P13).

A few minor scratches to sky; some faded blue re-touching in the sky and river; minor craquelure; some areas of over-cleaning.

$40,000 - 60,000