Belvoir Castle from the Ridge of Hills between the Reservoir and Croxton Park.
Lithograph with very large margins, printed area 260 x 420mm (10¼ x 16½").
Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire. Amateur lithograph by the army officer and politician Frederick William Trench (c.1777-1859). In December 1819 he was returned as an MP for Cambridge in an election controlled by the Duke of Rutland, owner of Belvoir. Trench was also keenly interested in architecture: in 1815 he proposed a vast monument to British naval and military victories over France on the site which became Trafalgar Square, and in 1824 he launched a project for an embankment on the north side of the Thames (in conjunction with which a long print of the project was produced).
Ex Collection: The Late Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd. For Trench's embankment scheme see refs. 23749, 27468 &c.
[Ref: 32254] £160.00