A Prospect of the Town of Stanford, from Parsons Cross

  • About the artist
    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.
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  • Details
    Title
    A Prospect of the Town of Stanford, from Parsons Cross
    Date
    1719
    Medium
    Coloured engraving
    Dimensions
    height: 20.00 cm, width: 62.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the Parker Gallery, September 1972
    GAC number
    9707