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PRINT BY: J Hulett
PUBLISHER: Robert Sayer
METHOD: Line engraving, uncoloured
IMAGE SIZE: 15.0 by 9.0 inches image area
NOTES: Fully titled, ‘A New Bridge over the Thames at Hampton Court’, this is a very interesting view after Canaletto. Canaletto came to England in 1746 and worked here until 1755 (with one short return to Venice). The wooden bridge in the Chinese manner was opened on 13th Dec 1753, but sadly is long gone. It looks as if it would have been very uncomfortable to walk over anyway!! With Canaletto’s famed observational skills, it is very likely that this is a good topographic view of what was there. Canaletto’s original pen/brown ink and wash drawing of c1754 is held in the British Museum, and the print seems to be a very faithful copy. For more information on Canaletto, see the catalogue, ‘Canaletto & England’, Birmingham Museums, 1993. The print is by James Hulett. The publisher was the well-known printseller, Robert Sayer. The print was first issued in 1754, but still appeared in Sayer & Bennett’s ‘Catalogue of Prints for 1775’ (facsimile, Holland Press 1970) on page 59, ‘Perspective Views, Seven Views of Richmond, &c, No 6 New Bridge at Hampton Court’, so this may not be the first strike.
CONDITION: Very good, two old creases
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