15081

SATIRE ON A FELLOW ARTIST/ENGRAVER

The Western Prospect of Bears-Den Hall in Co. Surrey.

Published
(London)

Description
Broadside, large folio, overall 10″ x 14″, etched, printed one side as issued.

£475.00

SKU: 15081

Product Description

A rare Satire on the villa occupied by the Norwegian gem engraver and artist Charles Christian Reisen. The purpose of this satire is puzzling. It has been suggested that it is a joke or a sly dig at a fellow artist/engraver, or even a squib at the country gentry that went in for this king of subscription engraving of their country seat. It has also bee suggested that the part referred to as “The Office for Foxes Eggs” may infer a political skit against the Whigs. Exceedingly rare. BM. No 1695