[Cardiff Hall, / St Ann's]
[Publish'd July 1 1824 by Hurst Robinson & Co 90 Cheapside & E. Lloyd, Harley Str.]
Aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 140 x 205mm (5¼ x 8"). Trimmed close to image, losing title and other text.
Cardiff Hall, situated to the west of St Ann's Bay on the north coast of Jamaica, was a plantation house owned by John Blagrove. Blagrove owned 1500 slaves in Jamaica, each of whom he left a dollar in his will. Blagrove was still alive when James Hakewill sketched the buildings, but died in April 1824, shortly before this print was published. In 1831 a large-scale slave revolt in Jamaica contributed directly to the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833. Plate from Hakewill's 'A Picturesque Tour of the island of Jamaica' (seven parts, 1824-5). Hakewill (1778-1843) was an architectural draughtsman best known for his books, which documented visits to Jamaica, Paris, and Italy (in which Hakewill's sketches were the basis for watercolours by JMW Turner subsequently engraved for the book).
[Ref: 37206] £140.00