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View of the Serpentine River, Hyde Park, looking from Kensington Gardens

View of the Serpentine River, Hyde Park, looking from Kensington Gardens

Engraver: Jukes, Francis

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1796

Shelfmark: Ktop XXVI

Item number: 6-I

Genre: Topographical Print

The Serpentine lake was created in 1730 for Queen Caroline by damming a nearby stream. In 1814 a re-enactment of the Battle of Trafalgar was performed on the lake. This view shows part of Hyde Park with the house of the Earl of Bathurst (the picture's dedicatee) and a distant view of Westminster Abbey. The etching was done by Schnebbelie in 1787 and it was acquired by the engraver Francis Jukes to make an aquatint for publication.

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