|Artist||after Samuel and Nathaniel Buck|
|Dimensions||Image 175 x 112 mm, Plate 190 x 130 mm, Sheet 215 x 164 mm|
A view of the ruins of Corfe Castle with the village of Corfe in the bottom right.
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.