A Prospect of Greenwich, Deptford and London from Flamstead Hill in Greenwich Park

A large print in two parts with a numbered key (1 - 42) below identifying churches, hospitals etc. The Queen's House is identified as'The King's House' which, with the variation of 'The Ranger's House', was fairly common in the mid-century. George II had vested it in Queen Caroline in 1730 (d. 1737) when it was already in fact occupied by the Governor of Greenwich Hospital (also then Ranger of the Park) while the Hospital was under early development. The last Governor to use it was Sir John Jennings (d.1743) who was succeeded a little later as Ranger and tenant by Lady Katherine Pelham (d. 1780). The title is in a scroll at the top extended by putti and it also bears the inscription 'Printed and sold by Henry Overton at the White Horse without Newgate'. At bottom right is the artist inscription 'Drawn and Ingraven by Sutton Nicholls 1723'. In another edition of the print, probably slightly later (and not in NMM), Overton's imprimatur is replaced by that of Robert Sayer.

Object Details

ID: ZBA1750
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Henry Overton; Nicholls, Sutton Henry Overton
Date made: circa 1720-50; 1723 circa 1740-50 circa 1750
Exhibition: Unseen: The Lives of Looking by Dryden Goodwin
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Frame: 702 mm x 1120 mm

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