William James Bennett, Review off Edinburgh, After Schetky, Rare proof aquatint(83 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.
Items are generally shipped out within 1-2 Business Days from the receipt/ clearing of payment. Domestic orders should arrive in 1-5 business days. We will provide a tracking number as confirmation as soon as your item is shipped.
If you need an item shipped to meet a specific schedule due to an event or traveling plans, please contact us and we will try to accommodate to the best of our ability.
We are happy to combine shipping/packing for customers who purchase multiple items (when possible).
Due to the value and nature of our inventory we require that all items shipped internationally be mailed using a mail service providing tracking information as well as insurance. As USPS Airmail Parcel Post provides neither tracking numbers nor insurance, we will not ship by this means under any circumstance.
Due to international shipping regulations we are not allowed to designate any item as a "gift" or mark the value of the item less than the actual cost of the item when it was sold at auction. However, at the customers request we will be happy to highlight any item as an "antique" or “"100+ years old" if this is in fact true.
International shipments are occasionally held and inspected by Customs officials for a period of time. We are not responsible for covering the shipping costs on any item returned to us by international customs agents.
We cannot anticipate VAT or other foreign duties. If you are an international customer, please be aware that your country may assess import duties/taxes. Any taxes or fees assessed on an item are the sole responsibility of the buyer as per eBay policy. In the event an item is returned for any reason, we are not responsible for covering these fees.
We are not responsible for any item returned to us as "undeliverable" if the address provided by the customer matches the address printed on the shipping label. In this event, the customer is required to provide an alternate shipping address and cover the additional shipping costs before the item will be shipped again.
Lost or Damaged Items:
Unfortunately, boxes are occasionally lost, damaged or go missing during transit. In the event of loss or item damage, we are required to notify the carrier so that a trace can be started. Following their procedure, the insurance claim can usually be filed no sooner than one (1) month after the carrier has started their trace of the package. The customer will be refunded only after the insurance claim has been completed.