PANORAMA : costa scena, Kent, Robert Havell Jr, March 1823
Lot 101
After Robert Havell (Jr.) A panorama from Greenwich to Calais
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,555) inc. premium
Auction Details
PANORAMA : costa scena, Kent, Robert Havell Jr, March 1823
Lot Details
After Robert Havell (Jr.)
Costa Scena or a cruise along the southern coast of Kent - a panorama from Greenwich to Calais. Hand-coloured aquatint on paper stamped 'J. Whatman', numbered and inscribed along the bottom edge. Rolled in a case of laquered paper on a wooden core, the paper printed in gold on a black background, depicting Britannia and Poseidon and inscribed 'Costa-Scena' and 'Georgious IIII'.
The dedication inscribed - 'Dedicated to His Most Gracious Majesty George IV, Costa Scena or a cruise along the southern coast of Kent, the drawing taken from nature by Robt. Havell Junr. London, published March 1823'.

approximately
7.6 x 555cm (3 x 218 1/2in).

Footnotes

  • Robert Havell Junior (1793 - 1878) worked as an engraver in London before moving to the United States of America in 1839 at the invitation of John James Audubon, who became a close friend.
    Havell was the principal engraver of John James Audubon's Birds of America and his aquatints of all but the first ten plates are recognized as a significant artistic achievement in their own right and an essential component of the success of the book, which became one of the most significant natural history publication ever produced.
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