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T. Guiccioli [facsimile signature].
T. Guiccioli [facsimile signature].
Drawn by W. Brockedon, 1833. Engraved by H.T. Ryall.
London, Published 1833, by J. Murray, & Sold by C. Tilt, 86, Fleet Street.
Stipple engraving laid on india, small margins. Plate 235 x 178mm 9¼" x 7". India lifting at bottom left corner; small crease to same corner.
Countess Teresa Guiccioli (1801 - 1873), Byron's mistress and author of 'Lord Byron's Life in Italy'.
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Richard Lander.
Richard Lander. The discoverer of the termination of the Niger, In his African Costume. Respectfully dedicated to the Committee and Subscribers to the Lander Column at Truro.
Painted by Wm. Brockedon, F.R.S. Engraved by C. Turner, A.R.A.
London, Published July 13 1835, by Colnaghi, Son & Co. Printsellers to their Majesties, Pall Mall East.
Proof mezzotint, platemark 355 x 255mm (14 x 10").
Richard Lemon Lander (1804 - 1834), traveller in Africa. After travels in the West Indies and work as a servant in London, Lander travelled to west Africa with the Scottish explorer Hugh Clapperton in 1825. They crossed the Niger, and after Clapperton's death in Sokoto, Lander returned to England. Dissatisfied with the menial job he had obtained at the customs' house in London, Lander undertook a second expedition to Africa with his brother John, to trace the source and course of the Niger. Sailing to Cape Coast (now in Ghana), they travelled to Bussa and sailed upstream as far as Yelwa. Heading downstream in canoes they were robbed and nearly killed by locals at Kerre, and at Igbo Ora they were imprisoned by the king and only released after payment of a large ranson. Eventually the Landers found that the river flowed into the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlandtic coast, rather than Lake Chad as many had thought. They arrived back in England in 1831 and their journal of the expedition were published the following year. In 1832 Lander led an unsuccessful expedition hoping to use the Niger as a trade route to open trade with the countries of central Africa. He was shot by middlemen who wanted European traders to remain on the coast and died on the island of Fernando Po (Bioko). Fine engraving after the portrait by Brockedon now in the National Portrait Gallery, London. The print was dedicated to subscribers to the memorial erected on Lemon Street in Lander's hometown of Truro, Cornwall in 1835, which collapsed the following year although its replacement is still standing.
For another portrait of Lander see ref. 22926; for a set of views along the Niger made from sketches by the Landers see ref. 37241; for Lander's grave on Fernando Po see ref. 14920.
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