Prospect of Hampton-Court.
[Etched by Bartholomew Rocque after Jacques Rigaud.]
Etching, extremely scarce. Sheet 355 x 560mm (14 x 22"). Trimmed to printed border at top, into image at sides and around title at bottom, mounted in album paper. Printers' crease. A copy of Rigaud's 'Prospect of Hampton Court from the Garden Side', published 1736, etched by Bartholomew Rocque (d.1767), brother of mapmaker John Rocque. Bartholomew's main interest was gardening and he owned a farm in Waltham Green that is marked on his brother's map of London. In 1736 John had published an estate plan of Hampton Court: this was perhaps intended as a companion piece.
A comparison with a proof in the Royal Collection (RCIN 702881) suggests this example lacks c.10cm of image on the left and 1cm on the right.
[Ref: 42174] £280.00