This listing is for a print from engraving from the date stated and not a later reproduction,
Bywell Castle Northumberland
Engraved by J. Greig (fl.1800-1853), from a painting by Luke Clennell
An engraving showing Bywell Castle on the banks of the River Tyne in Northumberland. An elderly couple walking with a dog, and two men fishing, bridge and house in the distance. Although the print is dated as being published 1814, the provenance relates to 1817.
Luke Clennell was born Morpeth 1781, the son of a farmer. He was at one time apprenticed to Thomas Bewick, and became his assistant for a time. After moving to London, he married the daughter of engraver Charles Turner Warren. Sadly he died in a Newcastle Asylum in 1840 at the age of fifty nine. Reive
Provenance: From The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland by Sir Walter Scott; Published: Paternoster Row London; Longman and Co. Etc.1817.
It is blank on the reverse, and suitable for framing. The overall print including titled borders measures 280 x 205 mm (11 x 8 inches) approx. There is age yellowing which is a feature of items of great age, and some scattered, brown spotting ( foxing) - please check the larger picture for condition, anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description.This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope.
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