[The Four Seasons.]Lente. [&] Zomer. [&] Herfst. [&] Winter.
London. Pub.d by C.T. Stampa & Co., Kirby Street, Hatton Garden, Mar. 1. 1823.
Set of four mezzotint & line engravings with hand colour, small margins. Very scarce set. Each. c. 360 x 250mm, 14 x 9¾". Some wear to edges of all plates, two small worm holes in 'Zomer', repaired tears to 'Herfst'. Laid down.
A very scarce set of the Four Seasons, focusing on dress, with Dutch titles. Originally published by P.Boscetti & Co. in Amsterdam, after which Stampa acquired the plates. The firm seems to be a later incarnation of 'Charles Stampa and Son', who made barometers at Kirby Street c.1802-11.
Ex: collection of the Hon. Christophe Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 28613] £900.00