The North-East View of the Old Dormitory,in 1788 When the New Buildings Were Begun in Dean's Yard Westminster.
Etching with very lage margins. 160 x 200mm (6¼ x 7¾"). Creased.
Very rare and interesting etching of a dormitory in Westminster School by William, 2nd Viscount Courtenay (1742 - 1788), amateur etcher and caricaturist who was probably a pupil at the school when he etched this plate. An earlier state has the title 'Old Palace Yard' rather than 'Deans Yard'.
See Guildhall Library Record: 28413 for a 1788 engraving of the same image by William Angus. Ex Collection: The Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 35659] £90.00