Charles Hunt after G. B. Campion
[Moat Park Review]
28 x 23 inches
An aquatint and line engraving in full original colour; engraved by Hunt after the drawing by Campion and published in Maidstone and Canterbury in 1837.
Military reviews were frequent events throughout the late C18th and early C19th. George III and his prime minister at the time, William Pitt, had reviewed the troops previously at Moat Park in 1799 but this view depicts the new house that was built in the early 1800s. The park itself is situated outside Maidstone in Kent and dates back to the C13th. The Earls of Winchelsea and Brecknock can be seen mounted in the centre of the picture at the head of the review with large crowds of fashionably dressed civilians enjoying the spectacle from the side-lines.£950