Morning, or Sun rising. Matin, ou Soleil levant.From a Painting in the Collection of Baptist May Esq.r
Printed for Robert Wilkinson,____38, in Cornhil, & Bowles & Carver.69.St Pauls Church Yard, London.
Fine hand-coloured engraving with very large margins. Plate 300 x 396mm (11¾ x 15½").
A scene of Royal Navy vessels leaving the coast as the sun rises in the background, after Peter Monamy (1681-1749). The engraver named here as 'Canat' is probably P.C. Canot. London-born painter Monamy (he was born in the Minories and baptized at St Botolphs Aldgate) 'emerges with Samuel Scott as one of the two leading figures in the first generation of British marine painters [...] he worked industriously for at least forty years and has left us a rich heritage of paintings illustrating the nation's naval history in the first half of the 18th century' (E.H.H. Archibald, 'Dictionary of Sea Painters').
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