1755 View of Mount Edgcumbe Plymouth Large Print by P.C. Canot


An attractive large marine print entitled A View of MOUNT EDGCUMBE.

It was produced in 1755 and shows shipping in Plymouth Sound with Mount Edgcumbe, Cornwall in the background. The copper engraved print is the work of Pierre Charles Canot (1710 - 1777). He was a Frenchman that came to England and became an Associate Member of the Royal Academy, in 1770. He engraved the work of several eminent painters of the period. In this case, the original painting was by the artists George Lambert (1700 - 1765) and Samuel Scott (1702 - 1772). The draughtsman was Coplestone W. Bampfylde (1720 - 1791).

The print is in very good condition and has been mounted and glazed in an ebonised and gilded frame. The only other example that we have been able to find of this print is in the Government Art Collection.

Print Size: 58 x 38.5cm (23 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches)
Frame Size: 67 x 47.5 x 3cm (26 1/4 x 18 3/4 x 1 1/8 inches)
Weight: 2812g