Sandal Castle in Yorkshire.
Sumptu. Societ. Antiq. Lond. 1753. Published Oct.r 25th 1753 according to Act of Parliament.
Engraving. 310 x 460mm, 12¼ x 18". Short tear in left margin.
A view of Sandal Castle near Wakefield, Yorkshire, reissued in the Society of Antiquaries's 'Vetusta Monumenta', with a description under the view. It was one of the castles belonging to Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, whose attempt to win the English throne came to an end nearby at the Battle of Wakefield in 1460. This view comes from an Elizabethan sketch, showing the castle before it was destroyed in the English Civil War. On of the final prints engraved by the prolific George Vertue (1684-1756).
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