JUKES, Francis (1745-1812) after Edward DAYES (1763-1804)
View of the New Council House, Salisbury
London: Published by F. Jukes, 1798. Hand-coloured aquatint, printed on wove paper. The plate is inscribed: "To the Right Honble. Earl of Radnor." Very good condition apart from some minor foxing, a skillfully repaired tear in the left margin, and slight yellowing of the paper due to age. Sheet size: 15 3/4 x 20 7/8 inches. Plate mark: 14 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches.
One of a pair of views of the historic town of Salisbury by Francis Jukes, one of the greatest English exponents of the art of aquatint, after a work by the landscape painter Edward Dayes.
Francis Jukes was a prolific engraver, who was chiefly known for his topographical prints, the bulk of which he executed in aquatint. He contributed numerous plates to various publications including Walmsley's Views in North Wales (1792-4) and Campbell's A Journey in Scotland (1802) and collaborated on several projects with the engraver and publisher Robert Pollard.
Cf. Dictionary of National Biography.