Perspective View of the Castle, and part of the City of Norwich, in the County of Norfolk.

Method Copper engraving
Artist after Samuel and Nathaniel Buck
Published London: Printed for J. Cooke, at the Shakespear's - Head, in Pater - Noster Row, [1771].
Dimensions Image 160 x 277 mm, Plate 1851 x 300 mm, Sheet 235 x 365 mm
Notes A view of Norwich Castle and the remains of the gate house with the city in the background based on Samuel and Nathaniel Buck's prospect, from Nathaniel Spencer's The Complete English Traveller.

Samuel Buck (1696-1779) and Nathaniel Buck (fl. 1727-1774) were British engravers and publishers, best known for their famous series of English and Welsh views. In 1727, the brothers commenced sketching and engraving a series on the architectural remains of England and Wales. This series included 83 large prospects of the 70 principal towns in England and Wales. It took the Buck brothers 28 years to complete their venture and during this time changes to their style. The brothers began to use a less formal style in their later engravings by including figures in the foreground and using more subtle landscapes in the foreground. In 1774, Robert Sayer obtained the plates, added page numbers to them and published them as Buck's Antiquities.
Framing unmounted
Price £75.00
Stock ID 51820