Perspective View of the City of Litchfield, in Staffordshire

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 162 x 285 mm, Plate 193 x 314 mm, Sheet 235 x 365 mm
Notes A view of Litchfield, from Nathaniel Spencer's The Complete English Traveller based Samuel and Nathaniel Buck's earlier prospect

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.

Condition: Damage to surface of paper in the margin just below the "d" in Lichfield not affecting the inscription or image.
Framing unmounted
Price £50.00
Stock ID 51842