A Prospect of the Castle of ALICANT : to the Eastward taken and Humbly Presented to his Royal Highness PRINCE GEORGE OF DENMARK. / By Capt.n John Hanwey Eng.n.r.
Hanway, John, active 1700-1715, artist.
Publication details
[around 1703-1708]
Physical details
1 drawing : indian ink, wash and watercolour ; sheet 25.8 x 36.5 cm
View of the Castle of Santa Ba_rbara on top of Mount Benacantil, with ruins of a stone building under some trees on the left and cottage on the right in the foreground and soldiers walking on the road leading to the castle in the background.
Alicante (Spain)
Additional information
Another work by John Hanway can be found in the Government Art Collection, on loan to the Royal Armouries, Tower of London (GAC no. 45). The artist would eventually become Major John Hanway, after whom Hanway Street in London was named. He was an engineer turned property developer, better known as the uncle of merchant and philanthropist Jonas Hanway (around 1712-1786). The view was produced at the time of the War of Spanish Succession, when the Castle of Santa Ba_rbara was occupied by British troops.
Other persons
George, Prince, consort of Anne, Queen of Great Britain, 1653-1708, dedicatee.
Maps K.Top.73.67.