Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, & Sold by J. Boydell Engraver, at the Unicorn the Corner of Queen Street Cheapside London 1753.
Engraving, paper watermarked with very large margins. Plate 252 x 420mm (10 x 16½").
View of boats on the River Thames showing Orleans House in Twickenham, Middlesex. Orleans House was built c.1737 by John James for James Johnston (1643-1737), Secretary of State for Scotland. After Johnston's death the property passes to George Morton Pitt (1693-1756), MP for Pontefract. In 1730 he became Governor of the Madras Presidency at Fort St. George and served there as President for five years. 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) 47.32; Gascoigne & Ditchburn 107
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