A Sea Storm on the Coast of Italy.
London, Printed for & Sold by Rob.t Sayer Map & Printseller at the Golden Buck near Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street.
Mezzotint with narrow margins; 255 x 355mm (10 x 14"). Creasing; some toning, some repairs.
A ship in trouble of a rocky shore, men working to save sailors from the water, after Joseph Vernet (1714-89, father of Carle Vernet). The engraver's name is Charles Corbutt, of whom nothing can be traced other than his prints. It is generally believed that the name is a pseudonym used by Richard Houston and probably also by Richard Purcell.
BM: 2010,7081.3227 (from the Lennox-Boyd collection).
[Ref: 35846] £240.00