Hand-coloured aquatint with etching; wide margins, image 210 x 300mm. 8¼" x 11¾".
From 1783 to 1826, Carlton House, in St James's between Pall Mall and The Mall, served as the palatial London residence of the Prince of Wales. There, as Prince and later Prince Regent, George IV lived and entertained lavishly. The Prince decorated Carlton House sparing no expense. 'How sick one shall be, after this chaste palace, of Mr Adam's gingerbread and snippets of embroidery.' Thus wrote Horace Walpole to Lady Ossory in 1785 describing a visit. Carlton House was demolished in 1825 and replaced with two grand white stuccoed terraces of expensive houses known as Carlton House Terrace. The proceeds of the leases were put towards the cost of Buckingham Palace. From 'A Picturesque Tour Through the Cities of London and Westminster, illustrated With the most interesting Views, accurately delineated And executed in Aquatinta by Thomas Malton', 1792 - 1801. Thomas Malton (1748 - 1804) was an architectural watercolourist and teacher of Thomas Girtin and Joseph Mallord William Turner; also an aquatinter, notably after his own designs of London views.
Abbey Scenery: 204, 99.
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