[Eleven views of churches.]
& Pubd: Novr. 20. 1792 by Nathl. Smith, Rembrandts Head, Great Mays Buildings St. Martins Lane, London. Where may be seen one of the finest Collections of Ancient Prints particularly Etchings by the Italian, Dutch, and Flemish Masters, perhaps ever offered the Public.
Etching in sepia, eleven images on one plate, 370 x 485mm.14½ x 19". Crease through lower left corner.
The parish churches depicted include St. Pancras, London, Gillingham, Kent, and Wormley, Hertfordshire, each from both the east and west. Steyning, Sussex, is the largest image at the centre. A rare uncut sheet, with full margins. Nathaniel Smith (1740/1741 - 1809) was a sculptor who became a print dealer and publisher. He began as assistant to Nollekens, then a drawing master, before becoming a major print dealer and minor publisher. He was the father of J.T. Smith, who drew and etched these views.
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