William HODGESBenjamin Thomas POUNCY, The ice islands, seen [the 9th of Janry 1773] Enlarge 1 /1

William HODGES

London, England 1744 – Brixham, England 1797

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Benjamin Thomas POUNCY

1748 /1752 – 1799


The ice islands, seen [the 9th of Janry 1773] 1776 Title Notes: Voyage II
Page: plate 16
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, books, ink; paper etching and engraving, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: thin smooth cream paper subsequently affixed to backing sheet of thin smooth cream laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: working state
Impression: scratched-letter proof
Edition: print run unknown

Primary Insc: no inscriptions
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed with voyage and plate numbers upper right of backing sheet in black pencil, '2 [enclosed in circle] / 16'. Inscribed centre left on backing sheet in black pencil, 'XXX.
Dimensions: printed image 21.4 h x 37.8 w sheet 23.6 h x 38.0 w backing sheet 62.6 h x 38.7 w
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2013
Accession No: NGA 2013.4129.9.43
Subject: Voyages of exploration and discovery 1600-1900: English
  • Collection of Charles Hoare (1767-1851) of Luscombe, Devon, England, grandson of Henry Hoare of Stourhead, Wiltshire and a partner in the family bank Hoare & Co. [Bookplate]
  • ? Hoare family library, Stourhead, Wiltshire
  • Unknown collection.
  • Collection of John D. Altmann (1919-1996).
  • At auction, 'Rare books and manuscripts', Melbourne: Christie's Australia, 28 November 1996, lot626 (ill.) estimate $30-40,000.
  • With Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, 2013.