|Artist||James Sands after Charles Bentley and Lieut. H. E. Allen|
|Published||Fisher, Son & Co. London & Paris, 1837.|
|Dimensions||Image 121 x 191 mm, Sheet 212 x 275 mm|
James Sands was an architect and engraver active between 1811 and 1844. Based in London, he exhibited at the Royal Academy; and is best-known for architectural and topographical subjects.
Charles Bentley (1805 - 1854) was an English engraver and watercolour painter of coastal and river scenery. Born in London, he was taught the process of aquatinting by Theodore Fielding Bentley. He exhibited four works at the first Exhibition of the New Society of Painters in Water-Colours in 1832, and six the next year. In 1834, Bentley was elected an Associate-Exhibitor of the Old Water-Colour Society. He showed at the British Institution for the first time in 1843, and the next year became a full member of the "Old Society" . In 1851 he showed at the Society of British Artists.
Fisher, Son & Co were British print publishers active between 1821 and 1848. Initially based in Liverpool, the firm moved to London in 1824; and opened premises in Paris in 1838.