Wallis's Wall & Rocks and Cook's Folly from the Path near the New Hot Wells House.
Published for J. Hassell by Hookham & Co. New Bond Street, Jany. 1. 1793.
Hand coloured aquatint with etching, J. Whatman watermarked paper. Image 120 x 185mm, 4¾ x 7¼". Trimmed within plate.
Shipping in the Avon Gorge near Bristol. Along the top of Black Rock Mr. Wallis built a wall in the 1740s, as a preventative measure against people accidentally plunging over into the gorge. From 'A picturesque guide to Bath, Bristol, Hot Wells, the River Avon, and the adjacent country; illustrated with ... views, taken in ... 1792, by Mess. I., Laporte and Hassell, and engraved in aquatinta' 1793. Etched by John Hassell (1767 - 1825) after his own design.
Abbey Scenery 38, 9.
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