A Perfume is best from a Far : Other Apartments for Ladies.
Ripa, Matteo, artist.
Publication details
[London] : [Printed for and sold by Thomas Bowles, John Bowles, and Son, Robert Sayer, and Henry Overton], [1753]
Physical details
1 print : etching and engraving ; platemark 30 x 31 cm, on sheet 34.5 x 47 cm.
View of a building complex including courtyard buildings and a pavilion on stilts, with figures sitting by a stream to left, a horseman on the right, low hills with trees in the foreground and river and rocky landscape in the background. Plate numbered at top right. Watermark.
Chengde (China)
Additional information
Published as part of 'The Emperor of China's Palace at Pekin, and his principal Gardens, as well in Tartary as at Pekin, Gehol, and the adjacent Countries. With the temples, pleasure-houses, artificial mountains, rocks, lakes, &c. as disposed in different parts of the Royal Gardens. With an Exact Elevation of the Great Mogul's Superb Throne. The Whole neatly Engraved on Twenty Copper-Plates Twelve Inches Square, from the original View, correctly taken on the Spot' (London, 1753). According to Richard Strassberg, this plate is based on one of 'the engravings done by Matteo Ripa in 1713 of the Kangxi emperor's summer palace at Chengde' (for Ripa's print, see BM 1955,0212,0.1.1).
Other persons
Bowles, Thomas, -1767, publisher.
Maps 7.Tab.73.