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A View of part of the Island of Martinique Pigeon Island, Gros Inlet Bay, Shaque Bay & part of Careenage Bay, St. Lucia.
A View of part of the Island of Martinique Pigeon Island, Gros Inlet Bay, Shaque Bay & part of Careenage Bay, St. Lucia.
Drawn from Nature by Lieut. Chas. Forrest late of the 90 Reg.t. Engraved by F. Chesham.
Published as the Act directs Feb.y 15 1785, by John Walker, No. 148 Strand.
Aquatint with etching printed in sepia. 300 x 510mm (11¾ x 20"). Trimmed almost to plate at sides, faint vertical crease, some general light scuffing and soiling.
View looking south of European shipping off the island Martinique in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a distant view of St. Lucia. A very rare print, after Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Ramus Forrest (1750 - 1827). One of 'Twelve Views of the Island of Saint Lucia ... By Lieut. Chas. Forrest; engraved by Chesham', 1784-86. Forrest was a British military officer who served in India, the West Indies, and on the staff of the Earl of Dalhousie, Governor in Chief of Canada, from 1821 to 1823. Although an accomplished amateur artist, Forrest’s professional performance did not live up to Dalhousie’s expectations and he was dismissed. He returned to England in 1823. His best known work is probably 'A Picturesque Tour along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna', 1824.
British Library: 004924537.
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Sicre Gully Pass, between Bengal and Bahar.
Sicre Gully Pass, between Bengal and Bahar. Pl. 32, Vol IV.
[Probably etched by either George Hunt or Thomas Sutherland after Charles Ramus Forrest.]
[London: Rudolph Ackermann, n.d., 1823.]
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 150 x 250mm (6 x 10"), on Whatman Turkill Mill paper. Slight ink offset.
A temple on a hill, with an elephant with a mahout in the foreground. This example comes from Ackermann's Repository of Arts, published a year before the same plate was used as a tailpiece in Forrest's 'Picturesque Tour along the Ganges and Jumna'. The image also appeared on a John Hall Pottery Pearlware sauce boat.
See Abbey Travel 441 for Forrest's book.
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