|Artist||Captain Thomas Hastings|
|Dimensions||Image 201 x 287 mm, Plate 258 x 350 mm, Sheet 297 x 380 mm.|
Captain Thomas Hastings was an amateur painter, draughtsman, watercolour artist and etcher of landscapes, topographical views, marine subjects and coast scenes. Although born Thomas Barnett, he changed his name to Hastings in 1812. It was under the name Hastings that he exhibited and publihsed. Between 1795 and 1811, Hastings was an officer in the British Army, and from 1799 he was captain. Hastings exhibited in a number of venues, including the Royal Academy of Arts, the Society of Painters in Watercolours, the British Institution, the Liverpool Academy and the Hibernian Academy. He also became an associate of the Liverpool Academy, as well as the founder of the Carisbrooke Archers Society in 1829.
From Hastings' Vestiges of Antiquity or, A Series of Etchings & Engravings of the Ancient Monastery of St. Augustine, with the Cathedral, Castle, and other Antiquities, in the suburbs of the Metropolitan City of Canterbury: illustrated by a corresponding account taken from the best Authorities. The book included 12 full-page etchings, and it is believed that less than 150 copies were issued.
Condition: good, clean impression. Small amount of foxing and discolouration around plate marks and margins.