Brocket Hall, the seat of Lord Melbourne
An antique miniature hand coloured aquatint engraved print of Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire, the seat of Lord Melbourne, from John Hassell's Picturesque Rides and Walks, with excursions by Water, thirty miles round the British Metropolis, Illustrated in a series of engravings. Published 1816-1818. Drawn by John Hassell and Engraved by D. Havell. Titled and dated 1817. A fine miniature series with beautiful original fine hand colouring. Image size approx 9 x 6 cm with plate mark and good margins. Excellent condition. Scarce.
John Hassell (c. 1767-1825) lived in London and was an aquatint engraver of small topographical views and bookplates. He was also a watercolour landscape painter and author of many books on water colour paintings and drawings.
Publish Year: 1817
Illustrator: John Hassell