[Belvoir Castle, printed on silk.]
Lithograph on silk, sheet size 305 x 144mm. Edges frayed, some creasing.
Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire. Amateur lithograph by the army officer and politician Frederick William Trench (c.1777-1859). In December 1819 he was returned as an MP for Cambridge in an election controlled by the Duke of Rutland, owner of Belvoir. Trench was also keenly interested in architecture: in 1815 he proposed a vast monument to British naval and military victories over France on the site which became Trafalgar Square, and in 1824 he launched a project for an embankment on the north side of the Thames (in conjunction with which a long print of the project was produced). Very rare. The Royal Collection has the complete set of five, all printed on silk.
[Ref: 2572] £180.00