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James Clark, 19th century
after David Cox, 1783–1859, British
Published by S & J Fuller, active 1809–1862, British

View of HRH the Princess Elizabeth's Cottage at Old Windsor with a View of the Moss House Below

Former Title(s):

Old Windsor; Princess Elizabeth's Cottage

Hand colored aquatint with etching on moderately thick, brown, smooth wove paper
Sheet: 15 7/8 x 17 1/16 inches (40.3 x 43.3 cm) and Image (main): 11 5/8 x 15 1/2 inches (29.5 x 39.3 cm)

Lettered, lower left: "D. Cox del. | Shepards now is the Month of the May, | In a band let our village unite, | To you Cottage with flowers let us stray, | The Mansion of rural delight; | What a beautious elysium around, | Here peace and simplicity reign, | Here the birds an asylum have found, | And with carols enliven the scene;"; lower center: "The Moss House | To Her Royal Highness the Pricess Elizabeth, This View of Her Royal Highness' Cottage, at Old Windsor, | is by permission, dedicated by Her Royal Highness' most dutiful, and devoted Servants, L&J Fuller. | London Published May 22, 1812, by S&J Fuller, at the Temple of Fancy, Rathbone Place"; lower right: "O may verdure for ever appear | Unfading the verdure of spring. | No tempest be heard through the year, But Zephyr with health on his wing; | Sweet Cottage our chaplets receive, | Whom with envy 'een cites must see, | When Eliza can Palaces leave, | For the charms of retirement in thee."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cottage | house | landscape
Associated Places:
Berkshire | England | Old Windsor | United Kingdom
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