The Castle of Ischia.From the original Picture in the possession of George Knott Esq.r.
Art Union of London 1844.
Engraving, with very large margins. 430 x 630mm, 17 x 24¾". With blind stamp of Britannia. A few filled in worm holes, a tear and spotting in margins.
A view of the Aragonese Castle, on an island off Ischia but now linked by a stone causeway. The scene appears to be Napoleonic, : in 1799 the island joined the Parthenopean Republic, backed by the French, but the rebellion was put down by the Royal Navy; in 1806 the island was captured by the French, who withstood a British counter-attack, holding it until 1814. The original painting is in the Sunderland Museum and Art Gallery, in the city of the artist's birth.
[Ref: 26776] £260.00