A View in Craven Yorkshire, of a Beautiful & Romantic Cascade in Bolton Park, belonging to the Rt. Hon.ble the Earl of Burlington. To Whom this plate is most humbly Insrib'd by his Lordships most dutiful & most Obedt. Servt. F.Vivares.
Published by F.Vivares Jan 4th 1753. According to Act of Parliament.
Engraving. 410 x 530mm. Slight aging in paper to upper right and right margin.
François Vivares (1709-1782), Landscape-engraver was born at St. Jean-de-Bruel, near Montpellier, France, and brought up at Geneva. At the age of eighteen he came to London, whre he became regarded as an artist of great genius, and is regarded as one of the founders of the school of landscape-engraving in this country. Of his plates, which number about 160, a large proportion of them that are views of important English scenery. He particularly excelled in translating the works from the painter, his engravings are masterpieces of the art. Vivares exhibited engravings with the Incorporated Society of Artists in 1766 and 1768. During the last thirty years of his life he resided in Great Newport Street, where he kept a print-shop. There he died on 28 Nov. 1780, and was buried in Paddington churchyard. Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington (1694-1753) the architect and connoisseur had only one heir, Lady Charlotte Boyle. Her marriage to William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire brought the Earl's estates to the Cavendish family. These included Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire part of which is this landscape of great natural beauty. His timeless vision and passion for design and architecture, are his legacy.
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