SCHETKY, After John Christian (1778-1874)
This Plate representing the Royal Squadron in Leith Roads, at the moment of King George 4ths. leaving the Royal Yacht to Land in Scotland. is most respectfully dedicated to His most Gracious Majesty
London: 1824. Aquatint printed in blue, coloured by hand, by W. Bennett after Schetky. Sheet size: 14 x 20 9/16 inches.
A fine aquatint by William James Bennett after Schetky recalling the landing of King George IV at Leith in Scotland.
Following his coronation in July of 1821, George IV visited Ireland in August and September of the same year. The following summer he sailed for Scotland landing at Leith on 14 August, he remained in Edinburgh until 29 August before returning to England. Schetky, Marine Painter Extraordinary to the King and the Duke of Clarence, here recalls the events at Leith.
Not in Deak William James Bennett Master of the Aquatint View New York, 1988.