|Artist||Lienard after Louis Jean Desprez|
|Published||Desinée par Despréz. Gravé par Lienard. [Paris, c.1781]|
|Dimensions||Image 160 x 236 mm, Plate 195 x 256 mm, Sheet 214 x 334 mm|
A view of Fort Manoela and Isle of Lazareth, as part of the Port of Malta, to the north west of Valletta, with figures walking in the foreground, and ships in the water beyond. The fort first saw use during the French invasion of Malta in June 1798, in the French Revolutionary Wars. An illustration to Voyage pittoresque ou Description des royaumes de Naples et de Sicile, published in Paris between 1781 and 1786. Image no.505.
Louis Jean Desprez (1743 - 1804) was a French architect, topographical draughtsman and stage designer. Between 1776 and 1784 he was situated in Rome, later moving to Sweden to take up the position of Court Painter until his death in 1804.
Condition: Light foxing, mainly in margins.