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Key Information

Lot No.
402
Description
AFTER EDWARD DAYES (1763-1804) 
View of Grosvenor Square, aquatinted by R. Dodd, published 1789 by R. Pollard, Pl 15 x 21 in
View of Bloomsbury Square, published 1787, engraved by R. Pollard and T. Jukes, Pl. 14 1/2 x 21 in
View of Queen Square, aquatinted by Robert Dodd, published 1789 by R. Pollard Pl. 15 1/4 x 21 in
View of Hanover Square, engraved by R. Pollard and F. Jukes, published 1787, Pl 14 1/2 x 21 in
sold as a composite set of four, unexamined out of frames, one plate with some staining and surface indentation; four (4) a/f

Provenance: According to a label attached to the reverse of one, these were originally purchased from A. Amor, St James. London, 1922

This set of  prints variously engraved by Pollard and Jukes, are based on four watercolours by Dayes, which he produced early on  in his professional career. He had exhibited the views of Queen Square and Bloomsbury Square at the Royal Academy in 1787.
Queen Square was laid out in the early eighteenth century (just east of  Russell Square), and was distinguished for its open prospect of country-side looking towards Hampstead in the north. The other squares depicted by Dayes also date from an early period of London square building
Sale Section
Paintings, Prints & Maps
Sale Price
£750