1st View of the Island of St. Peter, on the Lake of Bienne in Swisserland : The residence of J. J. Rousseau Anno 1765. / King Sculp.
King, J., active 18th century, printmaker.
Publication details
[London?] : [Thomas Gowland?], [about 1793]
Physical details
1 print : hand-coloured etching ; sheet 42.6 x 60 cm (trimmed below platemark)
A woman collects fish from two fishermen checking their nets on the shore of Lake Biel in the foreground, with view of St. Peter's Island in the background.
Biel, Lake of (Switzerland)
Additional information
One of a pair, loosely based on two prints etched and published by J. J. Hartmann and J. B. Stuntz in 1787. In March 1793, two views with the same titles as Maps K.Top.85.69.a. and Maps K.Top.85.69.b. were published by Thomas Gowland in London. Their description in the 'Annales de la Socie_te_ J. J. Rousseau' (vol. 13, 1929-1921) also matches Maps K.Top.85.69.a. and Maps K.Top.85.69.b., considered by the author as copies after Hartmann's (see pp. 274-275).
Other persons
Gowland, Thomas (Print publisher), publisher.
Maps K.Top.85.69.a.