George Vivian (1798-1873), draughtsman and painter from London, travelled through Spain and Portugal making sketches of many old buildings and towns. On his return Vivian made the drawings famous publishing a collection of lithographs under the title “Scenery of Portugal & Spain”. The work consists of 33 magnificent drawings on stone by L. Haghe. Vivian selected the most interesting and picturesque scenes for the lithographs, delivering a vivid picture of the countries in the early nineteenth century. Vivian notes: ‘Torres Vedras. the Convent of la Graca stands in the foreground. Beyond the Town are the heights, forming part of the lines of Torres Vedras so well known in the history of the Veninsular War.’ Engraved by HAGHE, L.
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Size: 280 x 180 mm. Lithograph. Original colour. Fine condition.