The Soldiers Quarters at Pompeii.Pl.1.
London Pub. Feb.1. 1818 by Mess.rs Carpenter & Son Old Bond Street.
Mezzotint and etching printed in brown ink, very scarce and fine. Plate 209 x 255mm (8¼ x 10"). Laid on album scrap. Slight foxing.
View of the remains of Pompeii, showing an area with rows of pillars on three sides, to the right, people walking along a road beside it in the centre, and a series of rooms to left; with three goats and fallen masonry in the right foreground, mountains, trees and a lake in the background. Plate 1 of a series etched by the collector George Townley, who may have been inspired by JMW Turner's 'Liber Studiorum' with which this series bears several similarities.
[Ref: 29465] £220.00