Pangbourne Witchurch c1793 J. Farington
Pangbourne Witchurch from Purley on the River Thames c1793 by Farington, Stadler col. Volume I, Plate 25 from Joseph Farington's (1747?1821) 'History of the River Thames', 1794, A two-volume publication including 76 aquatints. A very fine large original antique hand coloured aquatint illustrating Pangebourne & Whitchurch. View with the Thames winding in a field in the middle distance, the Temple Island in the centre, a large house on each bank, the village of Harleyford on the right along the river, four figures in the right foreground standing along an elevated path, trees on the left.
Method: Original Aquatint with hand colour
Creator: Drawn by Joseph Farington RA, engraved by Joseph Constantine Stadler
Published: J & J Boydell of London and dated June 1st 1793. Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, & No. 90, Cheapside.
Condition: Generally very good condition, some age tone, with beautiful original hand colouring
Approx engraved plate area: 9" x 12" (230mm x 300mm)
Notes: As first published on folio sheet: 16" x 12" (420mm x 310mm). One of the grandest and most important books on the Thames. "although not the first coloured aquatint book, [it] was the first major one, and it was to set an example for the type of illustration that was to enjoy widespread popularity in England for some forty years" - Bruntjen (John Boydell 1719-1804).