[Thirty etchings by William Delamotte]
Two sets of topographical etchings in the vicinity of Sandhurst, Berkshire (of twenty and ten plates respectively) by William Delamotte (1775-1863), landscape artist. From 1812 Delamotte was a drawing master at the Royal Military College in Sandhurst. He was still teaching there in 1834, when this volume was presented to a cadet for his achievements in landscape drawing, so it is likely that Delamotte was personally involved with the production and presentation of the volume. Influenced by Girtin's watercolour style, Delamotte was one of a group of landscape artists also including Constable and Turner, who took to making oil sketches in the open. Previously Delamotte had spent four years living in Oxford, also as a drawing master, and several of Delamotte's earlier prints show views in and around Oxford.
Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35677] £850.00