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Samuel and Nathaniel Buck - 1733 Engraving, Nuney Castle



A fine architectural view of the ruins of Nunye castle in Somerset. The hand coloured engraving has been inscribed in plate, with a brief history of the castle and the artist's names and date of publication. This plate is taken from the "From Views of Ruins of Castles & Abbeys in England." The engraving has been presented in gilt frame with wash-line mount. On laid.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. Original plate lines in tact.


13.6 x 33.8cm (5.4" x 13.3")
Framed Size: 33.9 x 52.1cm (13.3" x 20.5")

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.


Somerset, England, United Kingdom

More Information
Code rn222
Artist Samuel and Nathaniel Buck
Date 1733
Dimensions 13.6 x 33.8cm
Medium Engraving
Style Illustration Art
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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