PANORAMA - SOUTH COAST HAVELL (ROBERT, Junior) Costa Scena or a Cruise along the Southern Coast of Kent, [Robert Havell & Son], March 1823

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Lot 36
PANORAMA - SOUTH COAST
HAVELL (ROBERT, Junior) Costa Scena or a Cruise along the Southern Coast of Kent, [Robert Havell & Son], March 1823

Sold for £ 5,687 (US$ 6,982) inc. premium
PANORAMA - SOUTH COAST
HAVELL (ROBERT, Junior) Costa Scena or a Cruise along the Southern Coast of Kent, hand-coloured aquatint panorama after "a drawing taken from nature by Robt. Havell, Junr.", complete with engraved title caption and 62 numbered scenes (from Greenwich to Calais), small tear at foot of scene 1, and vertical tear at scene 37 (both repaired) but generally clean and bright colouring, original boxwood drum with original title label ("Costa Scena") with allegorical scene depicting Britannia (with medallion of the dedicatee George IV) and Neptune, [Abbey Life 490; Gee Sporting Panoramas 7, "a beautiful panorama 18 feet long"; Prideaux, p.339.], total dimensions approximately 82 x 5450mm., [Robert Havell & Son], March 1823

Footnotes

  • A finely hand-coloured panorama recording the royal procession which King George IV led, setting off on 22 August 1822 from Greenwich, and proceeding all along the Thames estuary and the coast of Kent to Calais, the whole enlivened with shipping scenes against a clearly recognisable coastline. See illustration overleaf.
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