[Houses by a stream, with a bridge.]
London, printed from stone at the polyautographic office, No. 9 Buckingham-Place, Fitzroy-Square.
Pen lithograph (polyautograph), rare, sheet 255 x 330mm. 10 x 13". Tape residue to upper corners; laid on conservation tissue.
This print appeared in the first published portfolio of drawings made by artists specifically for multiplication by lithography. Entitled 'Specimens of Polyautography', the collection was brought out by Philippe André in London in 1803 and consisted solely of pen lithographs. Contributors included Thomas Stothard R.A. and Richard Corbould. Six parts of six prints were planned but in the event only two parts appeared. The portfolio was re-issued in 1806 by G J Vollweiler, with additions. William Henry Pyne (1769-1843) was an English writer, painter and illustrator, who first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1790. He specialized in picturesque settings including groups of people rendered in pen, ink and watercolour. Pyne was one of the founders of Royal Watercolour Society in 1804.
Not in Abbey. See V&A E.1136-1899.
[Ref: 26890] £85.00