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[Six view of Hampton Court.]
[Six view of Hampton Court.] No 1. West Front of the Royal Palace at Hampton Court. [&] No 2. East Front of the First Principal Court. [&] No 3. West Front of the First Principal Court. [&] No 4. North Front of the Second Principal Court. [&] No 5. South Front of the Second Principal Court. [&] No 6. South and East Fronts of the Royal Palace at Hampton Court.
Jn.o Spyers del.t et etch'd. F. Jukes Aqua.t Fecit.
Pub: as the Act Directs May 26 1786 by John Spyers Twickenham and F. Jukes No 10 Howland Street, Rathbone Place London.
Rare complete set of six numbered aquatints. Each c. 205 x 280mm (8 x 11") very large margins. First plate with crease and ink spotting.
A series of views of the exterior of Hampton Court Palace, drawn by John Spyers (c.1731-98). Born into a family of nurserymen in Twickenham, Spyers is believed to have surveyed Horace Walpole's gardens at Strawberry Hill for the family, before starting to work for Capability Brown in 1764. While Brown was Chief Gardener at Hampton Court Spyers compiled two albums of watercolours of the palace and Bushy Park which Catherine the Great of Russia purchased for 1,000 roubles in 1778. The albums were rediscovered at the beginning of this century and were loaned to Hampton Court for an exhibition in 2016. Spyers publishing this set and a similar series of local gentlemen's houses in 1786, both aquatinted by Francis Jukes (1747-1812). When he died (in apartments at the palace) he was described as 'Surveyor of Hampton Court'.
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Late Paul Whithead's Twickenham Comm.
Late Paul Whithead's Twickenham Comm.
London...1786 by F. Jukes N.3 Howland St.
Very scarce etching and aquatint coloured by hand, 200 x 245mm. 8 x 9¾". A fine impression.
Rare view of Colne Lodge, Twickenham, previously the home of poet and satirist Paul Whitehead (1710 -74). By Francis Jukes (1747-1812), after John Spyers.
Guildhall Library Record: 32522.
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