A View of Foots-Cray Place in Kent, the Seat of Bourchier Cleeve, Esqr.[parallel text in French]
Printed for J. Boydell Engraver the Corner of Queen Street in Cheapside, T. Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard, John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse in Cornhill, Robt. Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street, & Hen. Parker & Eliz. Bakewell in Cornhill.
Etching and engraving, platemark 375 x 540mm (14¾ x 21¼"). Fine impression. Very large margins.
Foots Cray Place in Sidcup, Kent, soon after it was built. Panoramic landscape of the grounds (including the artificial canal Cleeve commissioned in the background) with group of figures in foreground experimenting with a telescope. Classical 18th century image. This Palladian house was built for the petwerer and financial writer Bourchier Cleeve in around 1754, probably to the designs of Isaac Ware. It waas built by Kent Education Committee for use as a museum but destroyed by fire in October 1949. The grounds are now a park, Foots Cray Meadows, where the stables of the old house still stand.
Fagan: 34 II of II.
[Ref: 38965] £520.00