Auction 120, Lot 405

"To Major Hare of the 12th Light Dragoon. This view of the Bay & Town of St. Pierre is inscribed by his sincere & obliged Friend, Cooper Willyams", Willyams, Rev. Cooper

Subject: Martinique

Period: 1796 (dated)

Publication: An Account of the Campaign in the West Indies…

Color: Printed Color

17 x 11 inches
43.2 x 27.9 cm

A rare and superb view of St. Pierre on the Island of Martinique. This lovely aquatint features a sweeping view of the bay and countryside with sailing ships filling the bay and figures in the foreground. The Rev. Willyams was chaplain on the Boyne in 1793, during England's war with France. In 1796, Willyams returned to London and published An Account of the Campaign in the West Indies... which included six drawings by Willyams, all rendered in the difficult aquatint technique by Samuel Alken.


Condition: B

Toning and mat burn in margins, tape remnants on verso. Small binding string holes in far left margin.

Estimate: $500 - $600


Closed on 7/18/2007