View of Saint John’s Harbour, Antigua
Coloured aquatintpublished 1 February 1827
About the work
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About the artist
Little is known of John Johnson. He was in Antigua in 1824, working as an attorney, surveying the estates formerly owned by James Brebner-Gordon (died 1807), who had served as a councillor in Antigua and was the Chief Justice of the Ceded Islands in 1761. It is not clear whether Johnson is the same person as ‘Lt. Col. J. Johnson’, who published ‘A Journey from India to England, through Persia, Georgeia, Russia, Poland, and Prussia, in the year 1817’ (1818).
- View of Saint John’s Harbour, Antigua
- published 1 February 1827
- Coloured aquatint
- Purchased from Frank T Sabin, November 1955
- GAC number