Outside of a Castle.To Lady Charlotte Campbell, this print from the original Transparent Drawing by the Rev.d Ja,,s Hook, in Her Ladyship's collection, is humbly dedicated by her most Obed.t. Serv.t Edw.d Orme. Proof.
Published & Sold June 1. 1798, by Edw.d Orme, Conduit Street, London. Where may be hand a Variety of Transparent Drawings & new Publications.
Proof mezzotint, printed in dark blue with two areas treated for transparency. 240 x 280mm (9½ x 11").
A moon-lit castle with a barge being punted under a bridge. The artist, James Hook (c. 1772 - 1828), became dean of Worcester in 1825. The owner of the original drawing, Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell (1775-1861), became Lady Charlotte Bury after her second marriage. When the 'Diary illustrative of the Times of George IV' was published anonymously in 1838 it was widely believed to be at least based on, if not the actual, diaries kept by her while Lady-in-Waiting to the Princess of Wales, later Queen Caroline. Described as a 'filthy, shameless and execrable work' by the Monthly Review', no one has ever claimed authorship.
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