To Joseph Goodall, D.D. Provost, and the Reverend the Fellows, This View of Eton College, is by Permission, most humbly dedicated, by their much obliged and devoted Servant, John Buckler.
Published May 1814, by J. Buckler, Bermondsey, Surrey.
A very fine etching and aquatint. Plate 478 x 649mm. 18¾ x 25½". Toning and staining. Small tears into the margins. Very large margins, uncut.
A gateway with a large bay window made up of smaller windows, between angular towers with little cupolas, with castellated walls extending to either side, a square tower on the right, the nave of a separate chapel at right angles to the wall and people in the court between them, including small boys playing and two women looking at a statue surrounded by iron railings. One of a series of engraved views, begun in 1800 with the encouragement of Martin Routh, President of Magdalene College, Oxford. The first was an engraving of Lincoln Cathedral; by 1814 the series included all the English cathedrals and many major collegiate and parish churches. From around 1810, John Buckler's son, John Chessell Buckler (1793-1894) assisted his father in producing a vast number of drawings; J C Buckler's son George (1811-1886) later became involved in the enterprise also and in 1822, J C Buckler published the 'Views of the Cathedral Churches of England and Wales', for which he wrote a text and in which he incorporated his father's engravings.
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