View of GREENWICH and down the River
Line etching and aquatint engraving with original hand colour. Drawn by J[ohn] Farrington R.A. Engraved by J[oseph] C. Stadler. Published by J. and J. Boydell, Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall & 90 Cheapside, [London], 1 June 1795 as part of HISTORY OF THE THAMES, 1794-6.
Image size: 8 3/4 x 13 1/4 ins approx. Mounted in acid-free board - ext. dimension: 12 1/4 x 16 1/2 ins approx.
Generally good condition throughout. Laid on board at some time past.
This view of Greenwich - and the Royal Hospital in particular - is taken from tthe summit of the Park and looks down to the town and complex of buildings that comprise Greenwich Hospital which place served both as an administrative centre for the Navy and as a refuge for naval veterans the so-called Greenwich Pensioners. To the left St Alfege church is to be seen, behind which the dockyard at Deptford is sketched in. In the background is the flat marsh of the Isle of Dogs.
The example illustrated here has been sold, however we have another example with similar original colour, priced:
£215.00 mounted, unframed.