View of Clifton Hall, the Residence of B.A. Heywood Esquire, taken from the Grounds of Agecroft Hall, the antient Seat of the Dauntsey Family.
Lithograph, printed area 215 x 305mm (8½ x 12"). Tears in margins. Rare.
Distant view of Clifton Hall, Lancashire, built in the 18th century, at the time it was occupied by Benjamin Heywood, one of the founders of Heywood's bank. It was subsequently a private asylum, while Clifton railway station was built near to the hall. Amateur lithograph by the army officer and politician Frederick William Trench (c.1777-1859). 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).
For Trench's embankment scheme see refs. 23749, 27503 &c. Ex: Collection of Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 39852] £120.00