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View, Scotland, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, Antique Print, London 1795

$475

Robert Andrew Riddell (active 1790s) (after)
Archibald Robertson (active 1777-1794) (engraver)
View of Glencoe
Robert Andrew Riddell, London: February 1, 1795
Color-printed aquatint
15 x 17.5 inches, image
19 x 27 inches, sheet
25 x 28.5 inches, matted
$475

This print of Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands is a fine example of aquatint art, the clouds well delineated. The original painting was executed by Robert Andrew Riddell, a Scottish landscape painter, and dedicated by him to Benjamin West, then President of the Royal Academy. Riddell had exhibited at the Academy in 1793. Archibald Robertson was an engraver and printseller in London.

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The full inscription at the bottom reads: To Benjamin West Esqr. R.A. President of the Royal Academy, &c. this View of Glencoe, from the Head of the Glen is respectfully Inscribed, by his most obedient Humble Servant, Robert Andrew Riddell.

Full publication information: Robert Andrew Riddell, 13 Hart Street, Bloomsbury, London.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning, wear, handling, soft creases. Slightly greater wear in outer margins and edges, easily matted out. Central vertical crease, probably from where originally folded, not obtrusive.

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Century

18th Century