J. Roberts after J. Chatelain, South West View Willsdon Church -c.1750 engraving


An original c.1750 engraving print, James Roberts after Jean Chatelain South West View of Willsdon Church.

This 18th-century view of Willesden Church derives from a set of fifty views of churches and villages that surrounded early Georgian London, drawn by topographical draughtsman Jean Chatelain (1710-1758), and engraved by James Roberts (1725-1799). The full set was first published by Henry Roberts in around 1750 under the title: 'Fifty small original, and elegant views of the most splendid churches, villages, rural prospects. and masterly pieces of architecture, adjacent to London'.

The print has been laid down on backing paper, with the addition of a wash line border. The backing paper has then been laid down, at a later date, on backing card.

Lettered: 'Chatelain delin. J. Roberts sculp. The South West View of Willsdon Church'.
The engraving itself is in excellent condition. There is minor age toning to the backing paper, and some creasing across the lower right corner and down the far left edge, as shown.
11.7cm x 15.5cm.

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Product code: JL-678

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