The Town of St Andrews.
London, Published by Smith, Elder & Co. 65 Cornhill, 1824.
Aquatint, 510 x 665mm. 20 x 26¼". Slight mount burn.
The Royal Burgh of St Andrews, from the "Views in Scotland" series. The town is shown from the south-east, with the tower of Holy Trinity on the left, St Rule's Tower and the ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral, with the coast on the right. Although it cannot be proved it is believed that 'I. Clark" is the Scottish painter John Heaviside Clark, famed as 'Waterloo Clark' for his early sketches of the Battle. He was also skilled in aquatinting, and certainly none of this series has a named engraver. Uncoloured examples of this series are rare, suggesting this is an early impression, possibly a proof.
Abbey No: 489.
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