View of the Snuff Mills near the Havana on the River Chorara.
[Watermarked 'Turkey Mills J Whatman 1818'.
Etching, very large margins; 235 x 350mm. 9¼ x 13¾".
A rural view near Havana, Cuba, 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.
[Ref: 31349] £280.00