Margate, from the Parade.
Pub.d Oct.r 1, 1809 by I. & W. Macgavin, No. 107 New Bond Street, London.
Coloured aquatint, fine with very large margins. 390 x 550mm (15¼ x 21¾"), on paper watermarked 'J. Whatman 1808'.
The harbour of Margate, Kent, from Philip James De Loutherbourg's great work 'Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain'. This series of six large aquatints had been originally published by Bowyer in 1801, with plates etched by J.C. Stadler; for this second edition the plates were re-engraved by John Hill, with only slight differences. The German-born painter had already made his name in Paris before moving to London in 1771, where he became the principal scenery designer for Garrick at London's Drury Lane Theatre. Also in the theatre, he invented the 'Eidophusikon', a moving panorama enhanced with mirrors, displayed with accompanying music.
Abbey: Scenery 6.
[Ref: 30784] £520.00