Beeston Castle in Cheshire.60.
Engrav'd 1747 from an Old Drawing in the Possession of Wm. Cooper Esq.r one of the Antiquarian Society. Sold by J, Boydell Engraver, Price 1s.
Engraving, paper watermarked with large margins. Plate 342 x 482mm (13½ x 19").
A view of Beeston Castle, Cheshire, which is perched on a rocky sandstone crag above the Cheshire Plain. It was built in the 1220s by Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester (1170-1232). on his return from the Crusades. From "A Collection of One Hundred Views In England and Wales". John Boydell's 'Collection of Views' was made after he turned from engraver to print publisher in 1767. The first collection was issued in 1770, and included some plates by printmakers other than himself.
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