[A View of Chelsea.]
[British, n.d., c. 1740s.]
Large etching, proof on watermarked laid paper, printmaker's name in scratched letters (twice). sheet 330 x 485mm, 13 x 19". Centrefold crease, cut.
Attractive view of the Thames at Chelsea with figures including ferryman on the bank in left foreground, beside a fisherman; another carrying a net over his shoulder to right, boats on the water and upmarket residences on the opposite side of the river. First published by Bowles in 1744, this print is listed in the 1753 Bowles catalogue, p.44, under the title 'Perspective Views in and about London', and is number 13. After John Maurer (fl.1713 - c.1761).
Longford Images of Chelsea: 250.
[Ref: 25700] £260.00