Original master print, titled: ‘A View of Dunnington Cliff’. It shows the rapids in the river Trent, near Derby. A punter is boating along the river. Another boat can be seen in the distance, a man is working the fields near some cattle.
Made by Francois Vivares after Thomas Smith.
Medium: engraving / etching with hand colouring on wove paper.
Sheet size: 58.5 x 42 cm (23.03 x 16.54 inch). Image size: 53.5 x 38 cm. (21.06 x 14.96 inch).
Condition: fair, given age. The sheet weak all along the platemark, in some places the paper has broken on the platemark, this is repaired using acid-free archival tape. Remains from framing to the rear. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
TRENT-DERBY-DUNNINGTON CLIFF-RAPIDS-BOAT | DP-B1-28
Original antique master print was originally published in 1765. This is a later ed. on vellin, c. 1820. Our definition of a 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 Vivares after a painting by Smith.
Biography engraver: Francois Vivares (1709-1782) was a French landscape-engraver active in England. He moved to London at the age of 18. Most of his plates (160 total) were published by John Boydell (not indicated on this print though).
Biography artist: Thomas Smith of Derby (died 1767) was a British lanbdscape painter. He made numerous paintings of landscapes with historic houses. He was the father of John Raphael Smith of Derby.