Copper engraving by J[oseph] Wood, with later water-colour, 'from an original picture of P Tillemans in the Collection of the Rt. Honble the Earl of Radnor ... 4 feet wide ... 2 feet 4 inches wide'.
Published, John Boydell, 'Engraver in Cheapside, London, 1774".
Image size: 16 1/2 x 26 1/2" - 420 x 670mm, plus title (1 1/8" - 28mm), and borders (1/4" - 10mm) at top and sides.
Fair condition, but with a good deal of surface loss, especially to the title-piece. Two repaired tears to right-hand extending 2-3" / 50 - 80mm into the image. An old fold is evident running vertically at the centre (See photos). All professionally repaired and conserved relatively recently. Loosely laid on acid-free card.
A tranquil composition set in Greenwich Park. Several persons are seen assembled, some on horseback, along with a herd of deer. The view overlooks the Royal Hospital, the town and River Thames with a view of London in the distance, the dome of St Pauls' reflecting the cupolas at Greenwich. The Observatory is prominent to the left-hand, the spire St Alfege church is seen below, so too, the landmarks of St Nicholas' church in Deptford and St Anne's at Limehouse. Windmills line the shore of Millwall. A rare glimpse of the houses of east Greenwich is seen to the right-hand side.
Sold according to all faults, as noted above. Further details and/or description available on request.