Etchings by W.m. Delamotte.
Large folio, original half morocco gilt presentation binding, marbled endpapers with presentation label on frontpastedown; etched frontispiece and 27 etchings on 20 pages. Binding very worn, plates foxed and damp-stained.
A collection of topographical sketches of English and European scenery by William Delamotte (1775-1863), published as a prize for the Royal Military College in Sandhurst, where Delamotte was drawing master. 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. The text gilt-embossed on the cover reads 'Royal Military College. Presented for Attention to, and Progress in, Landscape Drawing'; the College presentation label reads 'Presented to Gentleman Cadet [Alexander B. Rooke] for Attention to, and Progress in, [Landscape Drawing November, 1836.]'. Rooke (b.1822) became an ensign (without purchase) in the 77th Foot the following year.
[Ref: 37006] £750.00