Publish'd according to Act of Parliament May 31.st 1750. London: Printed for J. Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the corner Queen Street Cheapside.
Engraving, paper watermarked with very large margins. Plate 280 x 451mm (11 x 17¾"). Two very small fox marks.
A view across the River Thames towards Chiswick and Chiswick House; town in the distance, boats on the water, and figures and cattle on the river bank. This Palladian villa was completed in 1729 during the reign of George II and designed by Lord Burlington, Richard Boyle (1694-1753). Handel lived with the family for two years when he arrived in England in 1712. From "A Collection of One Hundred Views In England and Wales". John Boydell's 'Collection of Views' was made after he turned from engraver to print publisher in 1767. The first collection was issued in 1770, and included some plates by printmakers other than himself.
Adams (London): 47.27.
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