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A View of Richmond Palace fronting the Green, as built by King Henry VIIth.

James Basire (1730 - 1802)

Coloured engraving

30 December 1765
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Royal Hospital, Chelsea (long-term loans)
  • About the artist
    James Basire I was the son of Isaac Basire, a map maker. He became a pupil of the engraver Richard Dalton (1720-1791) and established himself as an engraver of portraits, topographical views, historical and antiquarian subjects after works by contemporary artists. For a time he was engraver to the Society of Antiquities. His most famous pupil, whose work he influenced, was William Blake (1757-1827). Basire was living in Great Queen Street, near Lincoln Inn Fields, when he died, in September 1802. His son, James Basire II, was also a line engraver and followed in his father’s footsteps as engraver to the Society of Antiquities.
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  • Details
    Title
    A View of Richmond Palace fronting the Green, as built by King Henry VIIth.
    Date
    30 December 1765
    Medium
    Coloured engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Frank T Sabin, November 1962
    GAC number
    5966