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Carisbrook Castle

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'A View of Carisbrook Castle and Village of Carisbrook in the Isle of Wight.'

 

A reverse painted engraving laid down onto glass, 'Drawn on the spot by J. Hassell.'

 

Within the original gilt gesso frame. English circa 1800.  h 11.75 x w 15.75 inches.

 

 

 

John Hassell was a watercolourist, engraver, illustrator, writer, publisher and drawing-master. His published works were illustrated with engravings after his own works and in 1790 he published 'A Tour of the Isle of Wight'. He was a close friend and biographer of George Morland. Is it these two that we see in the foreground hollow?

   

Item Code: 3478

£ 140

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