|Published||[Robert Pollard, c. 1797]|
|Dimensions||Image 123 x 188 mm, Sheet 137 x 200 mm|
Plate 3 from a set of at least 6.
In the collection of the British Museum is a copy of the first plate from the series, upon which an inscription states that the series was published by Robert Pollard on March 30th, 1797.
Slightly to the left of the image is a monumental plinth, decorated with a bust portrait and inscription, in front of which stands three figures. A circular classical building is seen to the right of the image, with a garden, enclosed by a balustrade with a sphinx, just in front.
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.
Condition: Trimmed within plate mark, small loss bottom right corner of sheet.