Soleil Levant.Gravé d'après un Tableau Original de Vanderneer, 2 pieds 3 pouces et ¾ de largeur, sue 1 pied 9 pouces de hauteur.
Publish'd June 1st 1752 accord.g to Act of Parl.t A Londres chez Major Graveur de S.A.R. le Prince de Galles à la Tete d'or dans West Street.
Fine engraving, platemark 345 x 455mm (13½ x 18") very large margins.
Sunrise: river landscape after Aert van der Neer (1603/4-77), who specialised in imaginary landscapes representing complex lighting effects, often filtered through cloud formations or at different moments of the sun rising or setting. Engraved by the leading line engraver Thomas Major (1720-99) soon after he returned from a spell in France which included three months imprisoned in the Bastille.
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