A View of the South Face of the Morro Castle taken from the Town. December 1762 by the Hon.ble W.m Harcourt.
Etching, with sepia wash. 255 x 360mm (10 x 14¼").
Morro Castle, guarding the entrance to Havana Bay, Cuba. It was drawn by William Harcourt [1743-1830] while aide-de-camp to Lord Albemarle at Havana in 1762, during the Seven Years War, and etched by his older brother George Simon Harcourt (1736-1809), Viscount Nuneham. Both had been taught drawing by Paul Sandby. George went on to be MP for St Albans before taking the title 2nd Earl Harcourt; William stayed in the army, becoming a commander in the American War of Independence, succeeding his brother as 3rd Earl Harcourt.
Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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