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Welsh rectory’s gift to painting

Nicholas Cranfield on a pioneer better known in his own day

KNOWN to Ruskin as the father of British Landscape painting, Richard Wilson's is scarcely now a household name. He was one of the founders of the Royal Academy in London, but, compared with the likes of Constable and Turner, whose landscape work owes so much to his pioneering imitation of Italian art, he is largely overlooked.

Indeed, it was Turner's proudest claim that he walked "in the footsteps of Wilson", and, as Robin Simon and Martin Postle show in this exhibition, he often ...

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