To His Grace Charles Duke Of Richmond, Lenox & Aubigny, Earl Of March And Darnley, Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Lieutenant General of His Majesty's Forces, High Steward of the City of Chichester, F.R.S. &c. &c. This Platerepresenting one of the most interesting Views in Chichester, is with permission, humbly inscribed, by His Graces very faithful and obedient Servant Joseph Francis Gilbert.
Published June, 1814, by I.F. Gilbert, High Street, Portsmouth, and may be had of E.A. Gilbert, East Street, Chichester.
Stipple engraving with etching and aquatint. 500 x 674mm. Trimmed to plate on all sides, platemark mostly just visible. Three small repaired tears into paper edge, largest lower right c.15mm into plate.
Fine impression of this splendid view of a sheep and livestock market in the West Sussex town of Chichester, printed on paper watermarked 'J. Whatman'. The famous Chichester Cross, built by the local bishop in the late 15th century, is clearly visible in the centre background of the composition. The armorial in the centre of the letterpress is that of Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond and Lennox [1764 - 1819], to whom the print is dedicated. By Joseph Francis Gilbert [1792 - 1855], painter who in 1813 was residing at High Street, Portsmouth, and exhibited at the Royal Academy a ‘Landscape and Figures.’ In 1814 he sent ‘The Rustic Traveller crossing the Style,’ and occasionally exhibited in the following years. Subsequently he removed to Sussex, and resided for many years at Chichester. He continued to exhibit at the British Institution, Suffolk Street, Royal Manchester Institution, and other exhibitions, principally views in Sussex.
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