View at Abingdon Berks

Method Aquatint
Artist Samuel Ireland
Published Published. for Samuel Ireland May 1st 1799
Dimensions Image 161 x 110 mm Sheet 164 x 223 mm
Notes A view of Abingdon from Picturesque Views on the River Thames from its source in Gloucestershire to the Nore by Samuel Ireland.

Samuel Ireland (21st May 1744 - July 1800) was a British engraver, author, and collector of art and rare books, who specialised in series of 'Picturesque Views' with a particular focus on British rivers and waterways. In addition to his work as a topographical artist, he also etched a number of plates after Hogarth, Mortimer, and John Hamilton. His professional reputation was left in shambles following his unfortunate championing of a widely publicised hoax. A great admirer of Shakespeare, Ireland enthusiastically announced the discovery of a cache of Shakespeare manuscripts, which, after professional scrutiny, were proved to be forgeries created by his own son, William Ireland.
Framing unmounted
Price £50.00
Stock ID 51051

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