Wallingford Bridge & c.

Method Aquatint
Artist Samuel Ireland
Published Pub. for S. Ireland May 1 1799
Dimensions Image 110 x 165 mm, Sheet 169 x 242 mm
Notes A view of Wallingford Bridge. From Picturesque Views on the River Thames from its source in Gloucestershire to the Nore by Samuel Ireland.

Samuel Ireland (1744 - 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 mounted
Price £50.00
Stock ID 51079

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