From Richmond Hill, down the River.
Pub. June 1, 1795, by J. & J. Boydell, Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, & No. 90, Cheapside, London.
Fine hand coloured aquatint with very large margins Printed area: 215 x 320mm (8½ x 12½"). Slight staining in margin.
Plate 5 from Joseph Farington's (1747 – 1821) 'History of the River Thames', 1794, a two-volume publication including 76 aquatints. A view from Richmond Hill, south west London, with the Thames in the middle distance where boats sail, with Richmond Bridge in the centre. Ham House can be seen on the left bank, with a couple standing in a sloping field in the right foreground. Ham House was built in 1610 by Sir Thomas Vavasour, Knight Marshal to James I. It originally comprised an H-plan layout consisting of nine bays and three storeys. The Thames-side location was ideal for Vavasour, allowing him to move between the courts at Richmond, London and Windsor.
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