An Outside View of Portchester Castle, in Hampshire. Dedicated to the Officers of the Militia.Engrav'd from a Drawing taken on the Spot by an Officer.
Rare etching, platemark 195 x 410mm (7¾ x 16"). Very large margins.
Portchester castle, a medieval castle built within a former Roman fort. It was while Henry V was at the castle making preparations for a campaign in France that a conspiracy to overthrow him was uncovered. During the 18th century when this print was made, it was used as a prison to incarcerate prisoners during conflicts including the Spanish War of Succession and the Napoleonic Wars. The castle is now managed by English Heritage.
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