Rose Hall,St James'
Publish'd Apr. 1 1824 by Hurst Robinson & Co 90 Cheapside & E. Lloyd, Harley Str.
Aquatint with hand-colouring, platemark 235 x 300mm (9 x 11½"). Large margins. Paper watermarked Whatman 1822; excellent condition.
Rose Hall, near Montego Bay, Jamaica, seen from its gates. In the 18th century the residence belonged to the politician Sir Charles Price (1708-1772) and his son, who was forced to sell it after trade was disrupted during the American War of Independence. The hall still stands as a luxury venue complete with golf course. Plate from James 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).
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