View of Wyke Church, Village & West part of the Island of Portland.
Pub.d as the Act directs Feb.y 11.1790 by I. Fittler, London, I.Love, Weymouth.
Coloured aquatint and etching with watercolour wash, plate 260 x 299mm (10¼ x 11¾"). Large margins on 3 sides.
A view of the fifteenth century church of All Saints at Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, looking across the channel to Portland. A woman and child with a hoop in foreground. The churchyard was the burial site for victims of the wreck of the Earl of Abergavenny (including William Wordsworth's brother, John) and the East Indiaman 'Alexander'. King George III frequented the church during his summer visits to the area from 1790-1805. From the oblong folio 'Views of Waymouth' (1791, 12 plates) after J. Nixon, A. Beaumont; T. Morris, F. Bowles, and J. Love, whose publication may have been inspired by interest arising from George III's visits to the area.
Abbey Scenery 339.3 for the complete set see ref. 35799.
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