[Formal Garden]

Method Etching
Artist Francis Vivares
Published [Robert Pollard, c. 1797]
Dimensions Image 123 x 188 mm, Sheet 137 x 200 mm
Notes Plate 2 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.

To the left of the image, a two-storey classical building is depicted with a woman leaning upon the parapet. A park with a long rectangular lake, bordered by lines of trees, is shown to the right of the image, and trails into the background. On the water is a figure in a small boat, and to the left of the water is a couple walking a dog.

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.
Framing unmounted
Price £50.00
Stock ID 36459