|Artist||George Bickham after Jean Baptiste Claude Chatelain|
|Published||Printed for John Bowles, N.o 13 in Cornhill._Carington Bowles N.o 69 in S.t Pauls Church Y.d & Rob.t Sayer, at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street. [c. 1753]|
|Dimensions||Image 225 x 383 mm, Plate 260 x 402 mm|
A view of the Monument to Captain Thomas Grenville in the gardens of Stowe House.
Thomas Greville (1719-1747) was a Royal Navy officer from a politically well-connected family. He was able to quickly rise through the ranks, and served during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748), in which Britain supported Maria Theresa's right to inherit the Habsurg crown. Grenville was part of Admiral George Anson command during the First Battle of Cape Finisterre on the 14th of May 1747. Anson attacked thirty French ships and won a successful victory, but Thomas Grenville was one of the many men killed during the fight. His body was returned to England where he was buried, and his uncle, Lord Cobham commissioned a column to be raised on the grounds of his house in Stowe.
French title inscribed to right of bottom margin: "Vue prise depuis le Monument. du Capt.ne Grenville jusqu'au Temple Grec."
George Bickham the Younger (c.1706 - 1771) was a British printmaker and prolific publisher. He published a variety of material, with his first major publication being a series of engraved song sheets entitled 'The Musical Entertainer'. Although several of the prints that Bickham published appear to have been engraved and etched by him, he often signed the works with pseudonyms.
Jean Baptiste Chatelain (11 July 1710 - 1758) French printmaker, draughtsman of topographical subjects. Chatelain was of Hugenot parentage and worked in a lived in London until his death in 1758.
Condition: Pressed centre fold. Minor overall time toning.