|Artist||George Bickham after Jean Baptiste Claude Chatelain|
|Published||Printed for John Bowles, at the Black Horse in Cornhil, Rob.t Sayer, at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street, & Carington Bowles, N.o 69 in S.t Pauls Church Yard [c. 1750]|
|Dimensions||Image 225 x 383 mm, Plate 260 x 400 mm|
A view of the Monument to Lord Cobham in the gardens of Stowe House.
Richard Temple, Lord and first Viscount of Cobham (1675-1749) was a British officer and politician. He served during the Williamite War in Ireland, teh Nine Year's War and the War of the Spanish Succession and led troups during the War of the Quadruple Alliance sucessfully raiding part of the Spanish coastline and occupying Vigo for almost two weeks. Politically he was an important supporter of the Whigs and even mentored William Pitt. He married Anne Halsey, daughter of the owner of a profitable brewery, and through her inheritance the were able to maintain and improve Temple's estate in Stowe. When he died, he was buried on the estate and his wife raised a column with belvedere in his memory, which stills overlooks the gardens at Stowe.
French title inscribed to right of bottom margin: "Vue prise depuis la Colomne de Milord Cobham jusqu au Temple Grec & a celui des Dames."
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.