A View of Caynaut in the parish of Llanvrothen near Trath Mawr in Merionethshire.
Etching and aquatint in crayon manner, with large margins, scarce. 290 x 400mm (11½ x 15¾"). Margins chipped and soiled.
A rare print, apparently from a sketchbook by amateur artist Robert Price (1717-1761) of Foxley, Herefordshire, who was taught to draw by Giovanni Battista Busiri while in Rome on his grand tour, which commenced in 1738. His son was Sir Uvedale Price, baronet, author of 'Essay on the Picturesque' (1794), parodied by Jane Austen in 'Northanger Abbey'. The engraver is James Basire the elder (1730-1802), Master of William Blake.
The BM has a similar plate 'probably taken from a drawing book' (BM 1880,0807.18). Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36410] £180.00