Belan-House in the Co: of Kildare.Most Humbly Inscribed to the Earl of Marlborough by Tho.s Milton.
Published as the Act directs 1st July, 1783 by J. Walker, Charing Cross London, for the Author, T. Milton in Dublin.
Engraving. 155 x 200mm (6 x 8"). Very large margins.
A view of the back of Belan House, Brannockstown, Co. Kildare. Edward Augustus Stratford, 2nd Earl of Aldborough, can be seen walking along the riverbank with his wife, Barbara Herbert; the Earl's sister, Lady Hannah, is riding in a sled-shaped garde chaise on the far bank. The painter, William Ashford (1746-?), was one of the most respected landscape painters of Ireland in his time. His oil of this scene sold at Christies in 2013; another of the same building is in the University of Michigan Museum of Art. This plate was engraved by Thomas Milton and issued in the second installment (of six) of his 'A Collection of Select Views from the different Seats of the Nobility and Gentry in the Kingdom of Ireland', published 1783-93, with a total of 24 plates. Milton (1743-1827), son of marine painter John Milton, is believed to have been a pupil of William Woollett. He later worked on Boydell's Shakespeare series and aquatinted some of Luigi Meyer's views of Egypt.
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