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View of Sion House

2006.44.777 (RS84921)

Description

Aquatint in frame of field with trees, river and a building. There are eight figures and a dog in the foreground and a few boats with people in the river. There is a mock frame around the scene.

Details

Maker
After Farrington, Joseph, 1747-1821 (Artist)
Stadler, Joseph Constantine (Engraver)
J. & J. Boydell (Publisher)
Date
June 1, 1795
Inscriptions
"J. Farrington R.A. del. Pub. June 1 1795 by J & J Boydell, Shakespeare View of Sion - House from Kew - Garden. - Gallery, Pall - Mall. & N.o 90 Cheapside. J.C. Stadles Sculp." (printed)
"Sion House. / Sent of the Dukes of / Northumberland / on the Thames opposite / Kew Gardens. It is / a burgh square 18th / century house but / the grounds are very / beautiful. On top of the house is the Lion formerly / on Northumberland House / at Trafalgar Square. / We visited Sion House and / went over the gardens in / 1928. There are some very fine sequias, cedards and cedars of Lebannon / SW Phillips." (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
aquatint (printing process)
ink
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Places
London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom)
Descriptive terms
aquatint (printing process)
aquatints (prints)
ink
paper (fiber product)
Print
prints (visual works)
Dimensions
12 1/16 x 16 2/16 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.777
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
175383

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