Collection RC0832 - Buck Engravings of England

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Buck Engravings of England

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  • 1774- (Creation)

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14 prints, hand-coloured

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Biographical history

Samuel (1696-1779) and Nathaniel Buck were English engravers and print makers known for their depictions of castles and landscapes.

In 1727, Samuel Buck and his brother Nathaniel commenced sketching and engraving a series on the architectural remains of England and Wales. This series included 83 engravings of 70 principal towns in England and Wales. This endeavour took 28 years to complete, and differences in their style can be noted over time. Later engravings often include figures and subtler landscapes in the foreground. In 1774, Robert Sayer obtained the plates, added page numbers to them, and published them as Buck's Antiquities.

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The collection consists of fourteen engravings from the Bucks' series on England.

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Acquired prior to the 1970s.


The prints have been arranged alphabetically; the listing also notes the prospect.

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Folder 1:
Bath, South-East
Birmingham, South West
Bristol, North West
Cambridge, North West
Chester, South West
Colchester, South East
Coventry, South
Dover, South
Exeter, South West
Guildford, South West
His Majesties Dock-Yard, Near Plymouth
Ipswich, South West

Folder 2:
Leeds, South East
Liverpoole, South West
Manchester, South West
Newcastle Upon Tyne, South East
Norwich, South East
Portsmouth, West
Oxford, South East
Oxford, South West
Reading, South
Salisbury, North East
Sheffield, East
Winchester, East

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