A Geometrical View of the Grand Procession of the Scald Miserable Masons Designed as they were drawn up over against Somerset House in the Strand on 27 April 1742.
About the artist
Antoine Benoist was born to a family of artists in Picardy, France. In his teens he was brought to England by engraver and publisher Claude Du Bosc, to work on plates for ‘A Military History of the Duke of Marlborough’ (1736). In June 1741 he revisited Paris for less than a year. After returning, he was employed by the Bowles brothers to engrave Hayman’s designs for Vauxhall Gardens. He remained in London until March 1744, when France declared war on Britain. Following the treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle he again returned to produce topographical, architectural and portrait prints and plates. He was also a drawing master and, in 1763, was living in St Martin’s Lane with a fellow drawing master and dealer named Beauvais. He died unmarried in 1770.
- yoke, whip, milkmaid, carriage, horseback, wagon, wind instrument, flute, musician, topography, genre, townscape/cityscape, dog, horse, donkey, boy, man, woman, girl, crowd, 18th century costume, ceremonial costume, dress, military uniform, coat, boots, walking stick, hat, tricorn hat, bucket, banner (as Subject), crutches, procession, parade, spear, rifle (military), sword, soldier, signage, street, government building, house, drainpipe, window, chimney, balcony
- Materials & Techniques
- A Geometrical View of the Grand Procession of the Scald Miserable Masons Designed as they were drawn up over against Somerset House in the Strand on 27 April 1742.
- height: 24.30 cm, width: 123.50 cm
- Transferred from HM Revenue and Customs, December 2012
- Bequest of Sir Ernest Clark to the Inland Revenue, 1951 (received 1972)
- GAC number