This listing is for an 1846 print from steel engraving
Old Hall, Rufford - The Seat of Thomas Henry Hesketh Esq.
An original 1846 finely detailed print from steel engraving showing the Old Hall at Rufford near Ormskirk in Lancashire. Engraved by W. Le Petit from the work by G. Pickering. A wonderful view of the Hall with the drive, trees and gardens in the foreground. Keenlyside
Info. The timber-framed hall house with great hall, in a late medieval form which continued in use in Tudor times, was built for Sir Robert Hesketh in about 1530. There is evidence to suggest that Shakespeare may have performed here.
Provenance: From Gallery of Engravings; Edited by the Rev. G. N. Wright etc; Published London : Fisher, Son and Co., The Caxton Press Angel Street,Newgate Street; Rue St Honore, Paris - 1846.
It is printed on good quality grade paper which is blank on the reverse and suitable for framing. There is some age spotting and staining - please check the larger picture for condition. The scan shows the staining up as being more pronounced than it actually is. The engraved area of the print measures 180x110mm (7x4.25") approx. plus titled borders (not fully shown in the scan) and 275x210mm (10.75x8.25") including borders. The print bears the indent/plate markings on the borders from the steel engraving printing process and is a feature of prints of this time. This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope.
Our use of the term "an original print" is a pictorial image made in a manner which allows it to be multiplied, and originating from the date stated. This includes examples of various methods of printmaking including engravings, etchings, woodcuts etc. Many prints inevitably would have been originally bound in a book at some time as was this one.
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