A View of the Ruins of the Chappel at Stanton-Harcourt in the County of Oxford.The Manor of Stanton Came into the Family of Harcourt by the marriage of Rob. De Harcourt Knt. (Temp Hen.I) with Isabella daughter and heir of Richd. De Camvill, by Millicent his wife Cozen of Adeliza de Brabant 2d wife of King Hen.I. which Millicent had a royal Grant of the same. It has now remaind in the possession of the Harcourts above 600 years. And from them assumed the name of Stanton-Harcourt. [&] A View of the Ruins of the Chappel at Stanton-Harcourt in the County of Oxford. [&] View of the Ruins of the Kitchen at Stanton-Harcourt in the County of Oxford. [&] A View of the Ruins of the Kitchen, and part of the Offices at the Stanton_Harcourt in the County of Oxford with a distant view of the Chappel & Parish Church.
Societati Antiquariorum Londinensi dono dedit Simon Comes de Harcourt Socius AD. MDCCLXXXV .
Set of four etchings, each c.430 x 525mm. 17 x 20¾". Some light spotting, mostly marginal. Fine impressions with full margins. Uncut.
The remains of the 15th century manor house at Stanton Harcourt in Oxfordshire. The Harcourts are the only surviving family of the Norman Conquest in Oxfordshire. The church contains the tomb of Robert Harcourt, Henry Tudor's standard bearer at Bosworth Field (1485). The artist on these engraved views is as family member. George Simon, Viscount Nuneham, later second earl Harcourt (1736 - 1809), was taught by Paul Sandby (1725 - 1809), and was a member of the Society of Dilettanti. The manor has remained in the Harcourt family to the present day. Plates numbered in Roman numerals upper right.
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