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Samuel and Nathaniel Buck - Early 19th Century Engraving, Prospect Of Guildford

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Description

A fine engraving showing the South West prospect of Guildford. The original plate was engraved in 1738 by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, however this is a later strike from the early 19th Century. The print has been hand coloured and remains vibrant. The plate has an inscription with a history of the town and a list of notable landmarks. There is also the town's coat of arms which has been hand coloured. This a highly accomplished engraving and has a very attractive format.

The print has been presented in a glazed,Hogarth frame.

On wove.

Condition

The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. The frame has some losses to the black paint along the left edge and the top right corner.

Size

14.3 x 50.8cm (5.6" x 20")
Framed Size: 25.8 x 57.9cm (10.2" x 22.8")

Artist Biography

Samuel Buck (1696 - 17 August 1779) and his brother Nathaniel Buck (died 1759/1774) were English engravers and printmakers, best known for their Buck's Antiquities, depictions of ancient castles and monasteries. Samuel produced much work on his own but when the brothers worked together, they were usually known as the Buck Brothers. Samule Buck was born in Yorkshire in 1696. After publishing some prints in that county he moved to London. With Nathaniel he embarked on making a number of series of prints of "antiquities", which consisted of ancient castles and former religious buildings in England and Wales. Starting in 1724, they travelled around these countries, and completed sets of prints for the regions of England by 1738 and for Wales between 1739 and 1742. These are commonly known as Buck's Antiquities. During this time they also worked on a series of townscapes in England and Wales entitled Cities, Sea-ports and Capital Towns.

More Information
Code qb384
Artist Samuel and Nathaniel Buck
Date Early 19th Century
Dimensions 14.3 x 50.8cm
Medium Engraving
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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