An original (i.e. from the date given and not a later reprint) circa 1835 beautifully finished print from steel engraving entitled :-
' RYDAL HALL from FOX HOW, WESTMORLAND'It shows :-
A fine view of Rydal Hall, an early 19th century house on the outskirts of the village of Rydal in the Lake District, overlooked by Rydal Mount, home of the poet William Wordsworth. At the time of the drawing, owned by the Le Fleming family.
The house is now used for retreats, conferences, courses and breaks, and is home to The Old School Room Tea Shop, (historically known as The Rambler's Tea Shop and can be found on the "Coffin Route"
Engraved by A Le Petit after the work by the Artist, G Pickering
The wonderful detail in this beautiful print is not really captured by the scan.
The prints in this range vary slightly in size, but on average measure 155 x 95 mm ( 6 x 4 " ) approx. plus borders (not fully shown in the scan).
It is on good quality paper with a blank reverse. There may be a few handling marks and some light staining or foxing (brown spotting) which is a feature of items of great age - check the scan for details. This print which is over 170 years old, would look superb mounted ( or matted ) and framed.
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