Publish'd by Ar: Ponf Feb.y 1744.
Etching with some engraving. 315 x 405mm, 12˝ x 16". Edges worn.
A river scene with a bridge leading to a ruined keep, from a painting by Giacomo Cortese (1621-75), known as Il Borgognone, a Frenchman who spent his career in Italy, with an output mainly of battle scenes. The original painting belonged to Peter Delmé (1710-70), a wealthy English merchant, MP for Ludgershall 1734-41 and for Southampton 1741-54. He was nicknamed 'Peter the Czar' for his considerable inherited wealth, but he spent the lot before shooting himself in his house in Grosvenor Square.
[Ref: 23125] £140.00