Item details: Richmond as seen from above the Bridge
Richmond as seen from above the Bridge
Imprint: London, 1 January 1819
325 x 435 mm., aquatint engraving in superb early wash colour, two small fox marks in lower margin, otherwise in excellent condition with good margins.
This superb aquatint is one of a pair of Richmond printed by Rudolph Ackermann and is taken from near the Duke of Buccleuch property. The engraving is the work of Thomas Sutherland and was from a drawing by John Gendell. Gendall (1790-1865), born near Exeter, displayed early promise as an artist and was sent to Sir John Soane in London. It was through him that he was introduced to Ackermann. No bibliographical reference to be found. Mallalieu (1986).