|Method||Copper engraving with hand colour|
|Artist||after Johannes Kip|
|Published||Published According to Act og Parliament 177 for Jon Stow's Survey|
|Dimensions||Image 240 x 330 mm, Plate 248 x 334 mm, Sheet 320 x 402 mm|
A perspective view of Greenwich Hospital looking south based on Johannes Kip's view, here reduced and done for John Stow's A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster.
Johannes Kip (1653-1722) was a draughtsman and engraver, beginning his career in his native Amsterdam before moving to London at the end of the seventeenth century. He produced portraits, topographical views, and book illustrations, with his most important work being a series of attractive and informative bird's-eye views of English country seats. Kip originally collaborated on this project with fellow Dutch artist, Leonard Knyff, with Knyff creating the drawings, and Kip the etchings. As the project developed, however, Kip created his own drawings and etchings.
Condition: Some vertical creasing, vertical folds as issued, and overall toning to the paper.