Rare. Copper Overall size in off white fully conservation grade mount and back with decorative v groove : 31.5cms.x 39.4cms. Image size : 167mm.x 238mm. Laid on old sheet of paper. View of the West prospect of Hereford Cathedral by I. Wathen. In the 18th century the West tower of the Cathedral collapsed destroying the front and the nave. Before the collapse of the wing a single axial tower stood here, an unusual feature in English cathedrals and more common in France. The architect James Wyatt designed and built a new wing which can be seen in this print. Between 1904 and 1908 Oldrid, the son of Sir Gilbert Scott, built a new front. (Information from British Library with corresponding image. However, they list the artist as L. Bluck but there is no mention of L Bluck or Wathen on the plate itself, the names below the image being Gualterus Merricke (delin) and the engraver as J Harris (sculp). Some fox marking and marking to right blank ; crease bottom right corner else good. Any elucidation welcomed..
|Map maker||Merricke, Gualterus|
|Published at year||circa 1790|
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