To His Most Excellent Majesty, George the Fourth; This Etching, a View in Windsor Castle,is with His gracious permission humbly dedicated by His Majesty's most dutiful Subject, and Servant, William De la Motte.
Published March 20, 1821, by Will.m De la Motte, Sandhurst, near Bagshot.
Etching small margins, scarce proof. 510 x 690mm (20 x 27"). Repaired tears, scratch in image on lower log.
A distant view of Windsor Castle, from woods. A hunter shoots a stag in the foreground. William Alfred Delamotte (1775-1863), son of a French refugee, showed remarkable drawing skills from an early age and earned the patronage of King George III. After having exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1793, he enrolled at the Royal Academy Schools the following year, becoming a student of Benjamin West, another of the King's protégés and President of the Royal Academy. In 1803 he accepted the post of drawing-master at the Sandhurst Military Academy, a position he held for 40 years.
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