Waymouth, or Sands-Foot Castle.
Publish'd July 1790 by J. Fittler, London & I. Love, Waymouth.
Etching and aquatint, paper watermarked for J. Whatman, with large margins, platemark 260 x 300mm (10¼ x 11¾").
A storm with the thunder and lightning and heavy seas at Sandsfoot Castle, Dorset; walkers on the shore flee for shelter. One of Henry VIII's Device Forts, also known as Henrician Castles, built in the 1530s to the west of Weymouth, it sits opposite its contemporary Portland Castle. Together these two forts put the whole of Portland harbour and the roads, within range of their artillery, thus protecting shipping from foreign raiders, and to prevent an invading landing force from storming up onshore. From the oblong folio 'Views of Waymouth' (1791, 12 plates) after J. Nixon, A. Beaumont; T. Morris, F. Bowles, and J. Love.
Abbey Scenery 339.7 for the complete set see ref. 35799.
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