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William Walker (1729-93)

Encampment at Coxheath, 1778

A Perspective View of COXHEATH CAMP representing a Grand Review of the Army published 1778

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | 17.0 x 36.9 cm (image) | RCIN 734036

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A view of the encampment on Coxheath with the grand review of the army, 1778. American War of Independence (1775-83).

Engraved for the Westminster Magazine. The view is to the north, with the road to Loose running between the Suffolk and Cheshire Militia. The whole camp is not shown, the artillery park, which was to the left of the camp, is not apparent in this view.

A reverse image of this print was engraved after O’Neil by William Esdall (BM 1870,0625.1123).

  • William Walker (1729-93) (engraver and publisher) [bottom right, below view:] W. Walker sculp.; [top centre, outside neatline, cropped:] [Engraved for the Westminster Magazine]

    After O'Neil (active 1778) (draughtsman) [bottom left, below view:] O’Neil delin.

    Fielding & Walker: Paternoster Row, London (publisher) [bottom centre, below title:] Published as the Act directs, by Fielding & Walker, N.o 20, Paternoster Row, Sept.r 7. 1778.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 15.0 x 36.9 cm (neatline)

    17.0 x 36.9 cm (image)

    cropped (platemark)

    17.5 x 38.3 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    A Perspective View of COXHEATH CAMP representing a Grand Review of the Army. [bottom centre, below view]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment on Cox Heath 28 May - 11 Nov. 1778.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top, centre, cropped and illegible: printed words]. (Verso) [bottom right, black pencil:] a + 9.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment A Perspective View of Cox Heath Camp representing a Grand Review of the Army, 1778: by O’Neill, engraved by W. Walker, 1778. [The same entry appears under the heading Cox Heath.]

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Coxheath, Kent, UK (51°14'03"N 00°29'34"E)

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