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View of Durham Abbey, and adjoining Scenery, taken from the Banks.
View of Durham Abbey, and adjoining Scenery, taken from the Banks.
G.B. Fisher Esq.r del.r. J.W. Edy fecit.
Pub'd Jan.y 1, 1798, by J.W. Edy, No.2, Romney Row, Westminster.
Scarce aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. Visible area 540 x 720mm (21¼ x 28¼"). Mount pasted over edges, laid on board, some toning.
A large aquatint view showing Durham Abbey rising above the trees on the banks of the River Wear. The rare view was aquatinted by John William Edy after George Bulteel Fisher (1764-1834) who, having studied under Paul Sandby at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich, continued to paint during his military career. As a young lieutenant he served as aide to Prince Edward Augustus (father of Queen Victoria), visiting Canada with him and publishing a rare series 'Six Views in North America' (also engraved by Edy) in 1795-6. The following year Fisher and Edy published six views of Gibraltar. The British Museum have both these sets but we have been unable to trace another example of this print of Durham.
[Ref: 49814]   £450.00  
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View of St. Anthony's Nose, on the North River, Province of New York.
View of St. Anthony's Nose, on the North River, Province of New York.
G.B. Fisher delin.r. J.W. Edy Aquatinta.
Pub'd Sept.r 1, 1795, by J.W. Edy, No.2, Romney Row, St. John's, Westminster.
Aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. Sheet 470 x 665mm (18½ x 26¼"). Trimmed to plate, laid on board. Repairs on right.
A large aquatint view of 'St. Anthony's Nose', a 900-foot high promontary on the Hudson River near Peekskill. It was published in the very rare series 'Six Views in North America', aquatinted by John William Edy after Lieut. George Bulteel Fisher, one of only two views of the United States rather than Canada. Fisher (1764-1834) was aide to Prince Edward Augustus (father of Queen Victoria), to whom he dedicated the series.
[Ref: 36848]   £850.00  
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