Distant view of Edinburgh with Wemys Castle.
Published by Mess.rs Longman, & Co. Paternoster Row, & W. Daniell, 9 Cleveland St. Fitzroy Square, London. July, 1, 1822.
Aquatint with fine original hand colour. On waermarked paper, 'J. Whatman. 1821'. 230 x 300mm (9 x 12"). Mint, with large margins, uncut.
A landscape seen from a hill, with a man seated on a ledge beside a dog in the foreground to the right, and a shepherd standing at a lower level with sheep behind him, looking at a flock of sheep in a field below. Wemyss Castle among trees can be seen in the distance. From William Daniell's 'A Voyage Round Great Britain', a series of 308 aquatints published in eight volumes between 1814-1825, described by R.V. Tooley as 'the most important colour plate book on British Topography'.
Abbey: Scenery, 16; Tooley: Books with Coloured Plates 177.
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