View of the Serpentine River, Hyde Park, looking from Kensington Gardens
Engraver: Jukes, Francis
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.