Bryanstone in Dorsetshire

Method Copper engraving
Artist Pieter Van der Aa after Kip
Published 1707
Dimensions Image 123 x 157 mm
Notes Johannes Kip (1653-1722) was a draughtsman and engraver, who worked first in his native Amsterdam before moving to London at the end of the seventeenth century. He did portraits, views, and book illustrations. His most important work was this lovely and informative series of bird's-eye views of English country seats. Kip originally collaborated on this project with a fellow Dutch artist, Leonard Knyff, Knyff doing the drawings and Kip the etchings. But as the project developed, Kip created his own drawings as well as doing the etchings.

The set of five volumes is celebrated for its survey of the country house during the Augustinian age, as recorded in the series of plates engraved by Kip himself. This 'flourishing period of restoration, expansion and reconstruction of the seats of the English nobility was the immediate outcome of a great increase in mercantile prosperity.' Other engravers contributed to produce some outstanding plates that show the royal palaces, naval towns, cathedrals, the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge and large panoramic views of London, Westminster and Cambridge
Framing unmounted
Price £35.00
Stock ID 19197