Very large 18th century stipple engraving of a fashionable crowd under the trees in the park with Buckingham house (later altered to become Buckingham Palace) in the background. Titled, “The Promenade in St. James Park,” it was engraved by F. D. Soiron, designed by Edward Dayes in 1790 and published by T. Gaugain in London in 1793. This image is the original print with hand coloring. Sight size 18 by 26 inches, frame 27 ¼ by 35 ¼ inches.
Condition: some discoloration and minor foxing. Trimmed to the plate mark or a little beyond it. New acid free mat and backing.
A beautifully detailed very large print with good clear printing. The depiction of the figures approaches satire.