Original antique print, titled: ‘Skiddaw in Cumberland a Summer Sunset’. It shows: a view of Skiddaw Mountain in the English Lake District. A stagecoach with a group of people in/on it is riding onto the mountain, followed by a single horseman with dog. Short descriptive text in English and French below the image.
Made by Thomas Morris after Philip James de Loutherbourg.
Medium: engraving / etching on wove paper.
Sheet size: 71 x 53 cm (27.95 x 20.87 inch). Image size: 61 x 48 cm. (24.02 x 18.9 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Bottom margin and corners creased. Paper loss in the top margin. Remains of mounting to carrier to the rear of the plate. Two weak spots in the paper, image unaffected. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
SKIDDAW-MOUNTAIN-COACH-ENGLAND | DP-A1-001-19
Master print published by Molteno Colnaghi in 1787. Our definition of master print is: a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters. Artists and Engravers: Engraved by T. Morris after P.J. de Loutherbourg.
Biography engraver: Thomas Morris (c.1750-1812) was a student of Woollett and W. Thomas.
Biography artist: Philip James de Loutherbourg (1740-1812) was an English painter of French descent. He mainly became known for his elaborate theatre stage designs, and his invention of a mechanical theatre. He was slated to become a Lutheran minister, but he rejected religion to become a painter.