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View at Chelsea 1784.
View at Chelsea 1784.
W. Beilby Pinx.t. F Jukes fecit.
London Published Nov. [1784] by F. Jukes at N.o 16 Howland S.t
Fine coloured aquatint, sheet 230 x 260mm (9 x 10¼"). Trimmed within plate and glued to backing sheet at top. In mount.
Attractive view from the bank of the Thames at Chelsea, London, oval in aquatint masonry frame; with a distant view of All Saints Church, and Battersea Bridge. A carriage travelling down road in foreground, a barge is moored to the right. William Beilby (1740-1819) was a British glassworker known to have produced eminent enamelled glass during the later half of the 18th century. He was brought up in Durham and then later sent as an apprentice to Birmingham until his father's business failed forcing the family to move in 1757 to Newcastle-upon-Tyne to start again. The family then moved again in 1778 to London, then to Scotland. During this period, the family produced no more glass, but Beilby painted more of his exquisite water colours. The engraver, Francis Jukes (1745-1812) was a very early specialist in aquatint, which he learnt from Paul Sandby (1731-1809).
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