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William James Bennett, Review off Edinburgh, After Schetky, Rare proof aquatint(69 views)
Description: Rare proof aquatint with hand coloring on paper, framed. Aquatint by William James Bennett after Schetky recalling the landing of King George IV at Leith in Scotland.
Printed lower right "Engraved by W. Bennett". Printed under the image lower left "Drawn by J.C. Schetky, Marine Painter Extraordinary to His Majesty, & H.R.H the Duke of Clarence". Publisher information printed in lower center margin "London, Published as the Act directs, 1823". Titled in pencil along lower edge of paper (under matting) "Review off Edinburgh". Pencil notes by Schetky throughout margins. Label on frame verso from M. Knoedler & Co., New York with title, artists names and date as well as "Engraver's proof before title etc., and with pencil notes by Schetky".
Following his coronation in July of 1821, George IV visited Ireland in August and September of the same year. The following summer he sailed for Scotland landing at Leith on 14 August, he remained in Edinburgh until 29 August before returning to England. Schetky, Marine Painter Extraordinary to the King and the Duke of Clarence, here recalls the events at Leith.
Condition Report: Slight darkening to paper throughout. Some creasing to paper along outer margins. A minor tear to paper along upper right edge. Slight soiling to surface. Tape residue along upper edge verso. Otherwise, good condition overall.
Dimensions: Sheet: 22 x 15in.
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