BLENHEIM Palace Oxford c1793 J. Farington
BLENHEIM Palace Oxford c1793 by Farington, Stadler col. Volume I, Plate 12 from Joseph Farington's (1747-1821) 'History of the River Thames', 1794, A two-volume publication including 76 aquatints.
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).