A view of the Petrifying Spring, commonly call'd The Dropping Well

Method Etching
Artist Franics Vivares after Thomas Smith of Derby
Published Publish's according to Act of Parliamt. Jany. 15. 1746/7.
Dimensions Image 360 x 520 mm, Plate 395 x 543 mm, Sheet 440 x 592 mm
Notes A view of a waterfall near a river, with a group of young people admiring the sight, and ruined castle in the background.

François Vivares (1709-1782) was a French landscape-engraver and publisher. He moved to London in 1727 and his earliest dated print is 1738. Vivares had a very high reputation in France, where he was regarded as one of the greatest landscape engravers, and key teacher of the British school of line-engraving.

Thomas Smith of Derby (c. 1720-1767) was a landscape painter, the father of John Raphael Smith and grandfather of John Rubens Smith.

Condition: Good impression. Slight overall time toning.
Framing unmounted
Price £575.00
Stock ID 46564