Victorian Print of Hadlow Castle, from An Epitome of County History - Volume I - Kent (1838)
Artist : Engraving - G Childs
Title : Victorian print of Hadlow Castle 1838
Publisher : C Greenwood; 5 Hart Street, Bloomsbury Square
Colouration: Polychrome - hand coloured print from stone-engraved original
Size: 36.4 x 37.6cm
Image : A trio of Victorian gentlefolk approach Walter May's gothic-style country house.
Additional Information : The house was built in stages from the 1780's to completion in 1852, with this engraving being produced for Greenwood's book as above, published in 1838.This was the year in which the construction of octagonal tower was started, but it was a common occurrence for such projects to be illustrated in their finished state prior to completion. The illustrator would have been able to view either architect G L Taylor's plans, or the existing tower at Fonthill Abbey (Wiltshire) on which the new edifice was based, and was therefore able to ensure that his work showed the upcoming embellishment with considerable accuracy.
- Product Code: 20061119
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