Felpham Church, Sussex.
[Bognor: R. Holmden, n.d, c.1850.]
Rare sepia-tinted lithograph heightened in white, small margins, image 230 x 325mm. 9 x 12¾".
St Mary's Church, Felpham, West Sussex. William Blake, introduced to the village by his friend William Hayley, lived in Felpham for three years, writing his epic poem Milton in Felpham. The cottage where he lived is depicted in the illustrations for the poem. Of the village he wrote: "Away to sweet Felpham for heaven is there:/ The Ladder of Angels descends through the air/ On the turrett its spiral does softly descend/ Through the village it winds, at my cot it does end". The publisher of this print, Richard Holmden, is listed in the Post Office Directory for 1851 as a bookseller, stationer, and owner of circulating library in Bognor High Street, as well as watchmaker and jeweller.
Not in Abbey Scenery.
[Ref: 26453] £110.00