A lovely view of the Essex town of Colchester, published in 1821. This is a sepia aquatint on paper based on an image found in Italian manuscript form from the “Travels of Cosmo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, through England, during the reign of King Charles II (1669)”. The work was taken from a number of views “as delineated at that period by artists in the suite of Cosmo”.
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Size: 240 300 mm. Sepia aquatint with later hand colour. Good condition. Minor foxing. ‘Chipping’ to lower margin.