[Landscape]. To William Whitehead Esqr,, P.L. This Etching from Francesco Millet is Inscribed. By his Obliged & affectionate Servant Newnham 1762'.
Landscape after Millet; a couple on a path in the right foreground, one carrying a bundle on her head, asking directions of a woman who stands in front, her hat on the ground beside her, pointing to right and looking over her shoulder to inquire of a man sitting at the side of the road, with a small castle on hilly, wooded banks, on the far side of a river in the background to right, rocks to left and trees to either side in the foreground. 1762. George Simon, [Viscount Nuneham] 2nd Earl Harcourt, [1736 - 1809] politician, statesman and gifted amateur and friend of Sandby. Viscount Nuneham went of the grand tour in 1755 and prior to leaving 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 Harcourt). Also known by Newnham & Nuneham as shown in the way the etchings are signed.
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