Bow & Arrow Castle on the Island of Portland
Pub.d as the Act directs Jan.y 1790 by I. Fittler, London and J.Love, Weymouth.
Coloured aquatint and etching with watercolour wash, plate 260 x 299mm (10¼ x 11¾"). Very large margins.
A view along the Jurassic coast in Dorset; the Grade 1 listed Rufus Castle, also known as Bow and Arrow Castle, the ruined castle overlooking Church Ope Cave on Portland. Named Rufus as it was probably built by that king. Soon after this print was made, William Penn's grandson John built a mansion nearby and enclosed the castle, restricting the free access to the castle which had previously been available to visitors. From the oblong folio 'Views of Waymouth' (1791, 12 plates) after J. Nixon, A. Beaumont; T. Morris, F. Bowles, and J. Love.
Abbey Scenery 339.1 for the complete set see ref. 35799.
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