Publish'd According to Act of Parliament & Sold by J. Boydell Engraver, at the Unicorn the Corner of Queen Street, Cheapside, London. 1752.
Hand coloured engraving. Platemark: 255 x 420mm (10 x 16˝"). Small margins.
A coastal view of the town of Greenhith, Kent, in the distance to the right, with horses and a carriage passing along a road in the centre and Ingriss Abbey, seat of William Ponsonby, 2nd Earl of Bessborough, Lord Duncannon, to the left. Ponsonby (1704 - 1793) was a British politician and public servant who reputedly commissioned Capability Brown to landscape the grounds of Ingriss Abbey (though evidence for this is lacking). From 'A Collection of One Hundred Views In England and Wales'. John Boydell's 'Collection of Views' was made after he turned from engraver to print publisher in 1767. The first collection was issued in 1770, and included some plates by printmakers other than himself.
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