From the Book-room at the Villetta [two different versions of same view, with double portrait of Henri IV and Maria de Medicis]
Two transfer lithographs and one etching, lithograph sheets approx 115 x 180mm (4˝ x 7"), etching 65 x 50mm (2˝ x 2"). Each glued to backing sheet. Portrait trimmed to image in oval shape.
Two views near Milford on Sea, Hampshire, looking towards the needles. Taken from the country seat of Newlands, which the naval officer Sir William Cornwallis bought in 1799. Made by Mary Anne Theresa Whitby (1784-1850). Whitby was the widow of Cornwallis' flag captain, John Whitby, who died in 1806. Following her husband's death, Whitby spent much of her time with Cornwallis, who left his estate to her on his death in 1819. Whitby was an amateur lithographer who established a private press at Newlands. With a very late and worn double portrait of Henri IV and Msrie de Médicis by Simon van de Passe (etched c.1625, from a medal).
For a London view by Whitby, see ref. 19290.
[Ref: 35680] £130.00