[Views of Sezincote House and grounds, the Seat of Sir Charles Cockerell].

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PML 143240
Martin, John, 1789-1854.
[England : Privately printed, 1818?]
[10] leaves of plates : all ill. (aquatints, hand colored) ; 4 cm
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.

The artist Thomas Daniell (1749–1840) introduced architectural elements from India into the English garden on the basis of scenery and monuments he had sketched in the course of a ten-year tour of the Subcontinent. When Sir Charles Cockerell, a "nabob" made wealthy by three decades with the East India Company, built a new house at Sezincote in a fusion of Hindu and Mogul styles, Daniell transformed a part of the garden into a dream of India in the Cotswolds, with a shrine to the Hindu sun god beside a lotus-shaped pool with sacral fountain. The temple housed a figure of Surya cast in Coade & Seeley's Patent Imitation Stone.


Consists of 10 hand colored aquatints, printed in sepia.
Title from RLG record: QMCA87-B20653 and from Ray.
Suggested date publication from Ray.
Sir Charles Cockerell employed Martin to create the portfolio of views of Sezincote House in 1817; the plates were subsequently issued privately in a limited number of sets. Cf. Ray.
Individual plates lettered below image: Drawn & etched by J. Martin ... Engraved by F.C. Lewis.

Contemporary red velvet.
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Views of Sezincot House

Bookplate of George, Duke of Cambridge; from the library of Gordon N. Ray.