The South West Prospect of Birmingham, In The County Of Warwick.
S. & N. Buck delin et Sculp 1731.
Hand coloured engraving on laid paper, 295 x 790mm. 11½ x 31". Vertical centrefold, outer edges of paper stained. Panorama of Birmingham, Warwickshire, with four lines of descriptive text and key below. Figures in foreground.
From a series of town prospects by brothers Samuel (1696 - 1779) and Nathaniel Buck (1727 - 1753; fl.c.).
[Ref: 13336] £420.00
The South-West View of Sion-Abby, in the County of Middlesex. 21. To the Right Hon:ble Algernon, Earl of Hartford...Mary refounded it, and Queen Elizabeth again dissolv'd it. Tis now a Seat of his Grace Duke of Somerset: an: Vl. 1731: 8s: 4a: Dug:
S: & N: Buck del: & sculp: Publisht according to Act of Parliament March 25th 1737.
Publisht according to Act of Parliament March 25th 1737.
Hand-coloured engraving, with very large margins. Plate 247 x 369mm. 9¾ x 14½". Syon Monastery, founded by the Bridgettine Order in 1415. As seen here the estate came into the possession of Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, who started work on building the first Syon House in the Italian Renaissance style. The engraving describes below the image, the history of the castle, from Norman times to the early 18th century, including the numerous changes of ownership.
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The South-West Prospect of the City of Durham.
Sam.l & Nath.l Buck del et sculp.
Publish'd according to the act of parliam.t april 15.th 1745, Garden Court no. 1 Middle Temple, London.
Hand coloured engraving. Platemark: 312 x 815mm (12¼ x 32"). Hinged to backing sheet. Vertical fold through centre, as normal. Trimmed inside platemark at top edge. Line in title area crudely crossed out. A panorama of the city of Durham published in the 18th century. One of many long views of English and Welsh towns by brothers Samuel and Nathaniel Buck. The Cathedral is shown in the centre of the image, on a hill, surrounded by a moat. The fields around the city are broken by clusters of houses and parish churches. To the left, two men and two women walk their dogs. Below the image is a brief history of the city, with a numbered key highlighting places of interest, including 'The London Road'.
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The East View of Tong Castle in the County of Salop. To the most Noble Evelyn Duke, & Earl, of Kingston Marquess of Dorchester, Viscount Newark, & Baron Pierpoint, of Holme Pierpoint in the County of Nottingham. Owner of this Castle. Tong Tuang or Toang was in the Saxons times in the Family of Morcar Earls of Northumberland...Noble Family & ye present Duke of Kingston is now Lord thereof.
S. & N. Buck Delin. et Sculp. 1731.
This Prospect is Humbly Inscrib'd by, May it Please, Yr: Grace Yr: Graces most Dutyful & Obedient Serv.ts Sam.l & Nath.l Buck.
Copper engraving. Plate 197 x 375mm. 7¾ x 14¾". Tong Castle, the Gothic country house in Shropshirem set within a park landscaped by Capability Brown, on the site of a medieval castle of the same name. This the original castle, which was built in the 12th century. From "Views of Ruins of Castles & Abbeys in England, Part 2, 1726-1739".
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The amazing flowing and ebbing Well, in Giggleswick Scarr; in the Road to Kendal.
Drawn, Engraved &_Published by S. Buck & J. Feary, according to Act of Parliament May 18.th 1778.
Etching and engraving. 431 x 540mm (17 x 21¼"). Trimmed inside platemark; excellent impression. A spring which flows into a pool in one level of a stepped hillside, dividing into two waterfalls descending the rocky slope to a shallow river in the foreground. A covered wagon and carriage cross the waters, while a couple admire the view from a fenced vantage point in the right foreground. One of four Yorkshire views for which Samuel Buck issued a prospectus two years before he died.
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection; see Ralph Hyde, 'A Prospect of Britain' (London 1996)
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