The View from One-Tree Hill in Greenwich Park
Coloured engraving10 August 1744
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About the artist
Joseph Wood was born in London and studied as a pupil of the London-based French engraver and draughtsman Jean Baptiste Claude Chatelain (1710-1771). Wood later worked in London as an engraver of landscapes, topographical views and occasional sporting subjects, after works by contemporary artists or 17th-century painters.
Peter Tillemans was born in Antwerp; the son of a diamond cutter. He was brought to England by a picture dealer in 1708, where he soon made a name for himself and became a founding member of Godfrey Kneller’s Academy. In 1724 he collaborated with Joseph Goupy on scenery for Haymarket Opera House. He also produced some 500 topographical drawings for historian John Bridges. In the early 1720s he painted horse or racing scenes and views of the Thames. He was a member of the Rose and Crown Club and the Society of the Virtuosi of St Luke. His versatility is demonstrated by the range of work he painted for Dr Cox Macro, including battle scenes, landscapes, hunting scenes and portraits. He died, aged about 50, while staying with Macro in Suffolk.
- England, River Thames, London, Greenwich: Royal Observatory, Greenwich: Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich: Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich Park, Greenwich
- horseback, topography, landscape C18th, genre, townscape/cityscape, tree, dog, horse, deer, river, hill, man, woman, 18th century costume, park, hospital, cathedral, observatory, dome, sailboat