|Wood engraving with original hand colouring
|Josiah Wood Whymper
|Published under the Direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, Appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge [c. 1849]
|Image 172 x 190, Sheet 220 x 275 mm
Plate 19 from Josiah Wood Whymper's 'Thirty Plates Illustrative of Natural Phenomona, Etc.' The plate depicts the Dropping Well at Knaresborough, in Yorkshire, a cave over which petrified leaves and branches drip a constant stream of water into the pool below. Extensive explanatory text printed below.
The thirty plates from the work were offered both coloured and uncoloured, as can be seen from the differing prices below the publisher's imprint.
Josiah Wood Whymper (1813-1903) was an English wood engraver, book illustrator and watercolourist who specialised in riverscapes. He was also well known for his fine engravings of animals, fish and landscapes for 'The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge'.
Condition: Slight time toning and minor foxing.