This listing is for a 1784 print from copper engraving, from the date stated and not a later reproduction.
A view of Tiltey Abbey, Essex.
Drawn by Francis Grose, Engraved by Samuel Turner Sparrow
In 1153 Maurice FitzGeoffrey founded an abbey at Tilty, in North West Essex. FitzGeoffrey was a vassal of Robert de Ferrers, The Earl of Derby, who likely assisted the foundation financially. The first monks at came from Warden Abbey, Bedfordshire, which in turn had been founded by Cistercian monks from Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire.
Provenance: "The Antiquities of England and Wales"; by Francis Grose, Printed for Hooper, 212 High Holborn facing Southampton St. Bloomsbury Square, London 1785 etc
It is printed on very good quality paper which is blank on the reverse. The overall print including borders measures 270 x 210 mm (10.5 x 8.25 inches) approx. The borders of this copper line engraving on paper, bears the indent marking from the printing process.
There is age yellowing and no foxing. This print inevitably would have been originally bound in a book at some time - please check the larger picture for condition.
This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope.
The use of the term "an original print" in this case, 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. Inevitably many of these prints would have originally been bound in books.
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