A Rotunda in a Colonnaded Courtyard
Watermark: coat of arms with hunting horn and letters GR (close to Heawood 2754)
Purchased on the E. J. Rousuck Fund
This pen and ink drawing was the design for the frontispiece of Malton's A Compleat Treatise on Perspective in Theory and Practice of 1776. The drawing has been chalked on the back and gone over with a stylus to transfer the design to an engraving plate; highly finished, it shows the flawless, uniform coverage possible with the early wash technique.