Early C18th. hand coloured engraving of Little Compton by Johannes Kip

Early C18th. hand coloured engraving of Little Compton by Johannes Kip
Offered by: W.R. Harvey & Co. (Antiques) Ltd
Dealer reference: 409E


An early 18th. Century hand coloured engraving of Little Compton, the seat of Sir Richard Howe by Johannes Kip.

Johannes Kip (1653 - 1722) was a Dutch draughtsman, engraver, and print dealer who was active in England after producing works for the court of William of Orange in Amsterdam. Following the Glorious Revolution of 1688, Kip accompanied the Court to England and settled in Westminster where he conducted a thriving print selling business from his house in St. John's Street. He also worked for various London publishers producing engravings, largely for book illustrations. His most important works were the execution of the illustrations for Britannia Illustrata, 1708; The Ancient and Present State of Gloucestershire, 1712, and Le Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne, 1715

Circa 1710

H: 21.25”, 54cms, W:24.5”, 62.3cms, D: 1”, 2.5 cms.

Sir Richard Grobham Howe 1651-1730 of Little Compton, Withington, and Chedworth, Glos., and Wishford, Wilts.HHHSE, Howe
Constituency Dates: HINDON Oct. 1679 - Jan. 1681, TAMWORTH 1685 - 1687, CIRENCESTER 1690 - 1698, WILTSHIRE Feb. - Nov. 1701, WILTSHIRE 1702 - 1727.
Family and Education: b. c.1651, 2nd but o. surv. s. of Sir Richard Grobham Howe, 2nd Bt.* educ. Christ Church, Oxf. matric. 13 July 1667, aged 16. m. 12 Aug. 1673, Mary, da. of Sir Henry Frederick Thynne, 1st Bt., of Kempsford, Glos., s.p. suc. fa. as 3rd Bt. 3 May 1703.1
Offices Held: Dir. Mine Adventurers’ Co 1710.2

Height: 54.00cm (21.26 inches)
Width: 62.30cm (24.53 inches)
Depth: 2.50cm (0.98 inches)


Good. Marks and wear consistent with age and use. Full condition report available upon request.


Circa 1788



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