View of the Snuff Mills near the Havana on the River Chorara.
Etching. 235 x 350mm. 9¼ x 13¾". Printed on coloured paper, cut to image with a conservation backing see ref:9924 for an alternative impression in better condition
William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt (1743-1830) was a Field-Marshal and M.P. for Oxford. He was a British commander during the American War of Independence, and aide-de-camp to Lord Albermarle in Havana in 1762 during the Seven Years' War. While in Havana he sketched this view of what is now the Almendares River, a 45 km river in the western part of Cuba. It was one of the first settlements in Cuba and source of Havana's water supply. Etched by George Simon, [Viscount Nuneham] 2nd Earl Harcourt, [1736 - 1809] politician, statesman and gifted amateur.
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