Brighthelmstone. Fishermen Returning.
Pub.d Oct.r 1. 1808, by J. & W. Macgavin, No. 107 New Bond Street, London.
Hand-coloured aquatint with etching, very large margins, platemark 385 x 550mm (15¼ x 21½").
Fishermen at work on the shore at Brighton (then named Brighthelmstone). The reissue of 'Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain' after designs by the landscape painter and scene designer Philip James de Loutherbourg (1740 - 1812), published seven years after the first edition. The plates, originally engraved by J.C. Stadler, were re-engraved by J. Hill, 'only slight differences of detail being noticeable in the engraving' (Abbey).
Abbey Scenery 6.5; Ford 75.
[Ref: 31391] £420.00