Landscape [tree and cottage].
Etching. 199 x 257mm. Trimmed to plate and laid on old album paper.
Landscape. 1764. George Simon, [Viscouint Nuneham] 2nd Earl Harcourt, [1736 - 1809] politician, statesman and gifted amateur and friend of Sandby. Viscouint Nuneham went of the grand tour in 1755 and prior to leaving had had lessons in drawing from both, Knapton and Cozens. Sandby was a frequent visitor to Nuneham Courtney and the drawings and etchings of Sandby and Nuneham give insight to what was a long and enduring friendship. On his return from Italy Nuneham became MP for St. Albans 1761-8, Master of the Horse for Queen Charlotte 1790. Married 26 September 1765 his cousin Elizabeth, daughter of George, 1st Lord Vernon and Martha his wife (sister of 1st Earl Harcout). Also known by Newnham & Nuneham as shown in the way the etchings are signed.
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