View of the alate temple of the Druids on Navestock Common.
P. Benazech Sculp.
Etching, 190 x 155mm. 7½ x 6". In 1725 the antiquary William Stukeley came across a feature on Navestock Common, Navestock, Essex which he described as a system of mounds and earthworks. He gave the site the name "alate temple of the druids" as part of the earthworks, according to Stukeley, took the form of a wing (`ala' is Latin for wing).
A coach, horses and figures in the foreground.
[Ref: 12981] £70.00
A View of Sion House and the Parts adjacent, Taken from the Road next to the Royal Gardens at Richmond. Vüe du Chateau de Sion et des Lieux voisins Prise du Chemin proche les Jardins Royales de Richmond. No.28.
P. Brooks delin. P. Benazech sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament January 24 1750. London: Printed for J. Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the corner Queen Street Cheapside.
Engraving, paper watermarked with very large margins. Plate 272 x 451mm (10¾ x 17¾"). Tear into upper left margin area. Slight marks in sky. A view along the River Thames with Syon House, home of the Percys, Dukes of Northumberland, since 1594, to the right; several figures on the river bank, including a couple on horseback with a dog. Syon House here shows Inigo Jones' improvements but not those which Robert Adam was to make from 1762 onwards. From "A Collection of One Hundred Views In England and Wales". John Boydell's 'Collection of Views' was made after he turned from engraver to print publisher in 1767. The first collection was issued in 1770, and included some plates by printmakers other than himself.
Adams (London): 47.28.
[Ref: 29321] £250.00