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Ashton Lever engraving portrait Angus 1784

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Sir Ashton Lever


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Antique print relating to Australia


Sir Ashton Lever (1729 - 1788) was an English collector of natural objects. In 1775, his Holophusicon opened to the public in Leicester Square. Captain James Cook was so impressed by Lever's collection that he donated objects from his own voyages to the museum. Lever's collection was catalogued by George Shaw. William Angus an English engraver of copper plates for prints and book illustrations. Published in the European Magazine. Small faint waterstain top right corner. Trimmed within platemark and without publication line.

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artist William Angus (1752-1821) (artist and engraver)
method Copper-line engraving
date 1784
size 165mm by 115mm (sheet)
SKU AU5762