[Townscape with classical buildings]
Mezzotint printed in blue, platemark 340 x 420mm (13½ x 16½"). Several tears to edges, most of which repaired. Time stained.
Large townscape by Elisha Kirkall (1681/2-1742), one of the most distinctive of British engravers. Often printed in a blue-green ink which itself was innovative at a time when almost all British prints were still printed in black, Kirkall used the mezzotint technique which in the 17th and 18th century was used predominantly for portraits and domestic subjects, and used it to render naval and topographical subjects.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 34664] £390.00