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[A Musical Assembly]
[A Musical Assembly] Drawn by J. Farrer from the Original Picture by Hogarth.
Etched by G.Cruikshank [after Marcellus Laroon the Younger].
[n.d., 1819.]
Etching. Sheet 175 x 235mm (7 x 9¼"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper with letterpress title and description underneath.
The keyplate of a painting once believed to be by William Hogarth but is now attributed to Marcellus Laroon the Younger. It shows a fashionable salon during a 'musical assembly', with a key of 24 personages of whom only 12 are identified, with the central figure, '15', named as Lord Castlemain and '16' as Frederick, Prince of Wales (father of George III), with other members of the Royal Family. The letterpress describes how Hogarth painted the scene for Castlemain's house at Wanstead but was still in the painter's possession when he died. The painting, now in the Tate (T13316), is now attributed to Laroon (1679-1772) and the main figure identified as Charles Mordaunt (1658-1735), 3rd Earl of Peterborough, at a soirée at his house in Fulham. The only other identification the Tate suggests is the woman next to Mordaunt (14 here), ''possibly Anastasia Robinson, a distinguished singer then at the outset of her operatic career'', whom Mordaunt secretly married in 1722.
Reid 844.
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Lord Sidmouth's in Richmond Park.
Lord Sidmouth's in Richmond Park.
[after Humphry Repton.]
Published by J. Taylor, Feb 1. 1816.
Rare coloured aquatint with overlay. 230 x 320mm (9 x 11½). Trimmed into plate at sides.
The front of White Lodge, now the home of the Royal Ballet Lower School in Richmond Park. The name here refers to Prime Minister, Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, who was given the lodge by George III and enclosed the lodge's first private gardens in 1805. Published in Humphry Repton's 'Fragments on the theory and practice of Landscape Gardening', the plate has a hinged overlay: when the slip is down Richmond Park's deer and cattle are shown coming up to the walls of the Lodge; lifting the slip reveals a promenade with formal gardens free from wildlife. Repton (1752-1818) was the last great English landscape designer of the C18th, who coined the term 'landscape gardener'. Regarded as the successor to Capability Brown, he worked at Blaise Castle, Woburn Abbey, Stoneleigh Abbey & the central gardens in Russell Square, but lost out on the Prince Regent's Brighton Pavilion to John Nash (although he published his designs).
Abbey: Scenery 391.
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