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qz477

Samuel and Nathaniel Buck - 1728 Engraving, Prospect Of Preston, Lancaster

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Description

A fine hand coloured 18th Century engraving showing the panoramic prospect of the county of Lancaster. As with all the Buck Brother's prospects, the landscape is engraved below with a brief history of the town, the dedication, the geographical locations of interest and the coat of arms. The engraving has been dated by hand in the upper right corner.

The engraving is on fine laid and the original plate lines are in tact. The engraving has been presented in a fine Hogarth style frame.

On laid.

Condition

In remarkable condition given its age. Minor discolouration. There is a light crease down the centre of the laid.

Size

39.5 x 80cm (15.6" x 31.5")
Framed Size: 45 x 85.5cm (17.7" x 33.7")

Artist Biography

Brothers Samuel and Nathaniel Buck made their names as leading British topographical draughtsman of the 18th century. Over a period of 34 years, the Bucks produced several hundred drawings and engravings, including 87 engraved prospects of England and Wales. These are now important visual records of the appearance of British urban landscapes prior to the changes that occurred during the Industrial Revolution. In some cases, the places depicted have since disappeared or changed beyond recognition.

More Information
Code qz477
Artist Samuel and Nathaniel Buck
Date 1728
Dimensions 39.5 x 80cm
Medium Engraving
Style Miscellaneous
Subject Landscape
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