View near Frampton in Dorsetshire shewing the Situation of the Mosaic Pavements discovered in the Nunnery Meadow.Plate I.
Published by S. Lysons. Nov.1. 1807.
Etching, printed on Whatman paper 1805. 402 x 527mm. 15¾ x 20¾".
During the closing years of the eighteenth century a Roman pavement was discovered, bearing in its mosiac indications of Christian designs and forms; near Frampton, Dorsetshire. A scene here of excavators digging in the fields. Samuel Lysons FRS (1763-1819) was a notable English engraver and antiquary. He was also one of the first archaeologists to investigate Roman sites in Britain, where he specialised in the study of mosaics.
Ex Collection: Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 19808] £160.00