South-East View of Woodchester
London: Sold by Cadell & Davies, B. & J. White, Edwards, Payne, Robson, Nicol, Elmsley and Leigh & Sotheby, 1797. Coloured aquatint. In excellent condition. Double crease down the center where it has been folded in a book. Image size: 18 13/16 x 20 3/4 inches. Sheet size: 20 1/4 x 24 13/16 inches. Plate mark: 19 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches.
A lovely view of Woodchester in Gloucestershire by Samuel Lysons from "Roman Antiquities at Woodchester".
This is a wonderful view of Woodchester in the county of Gloucestershire from Samuel Lyson's seminal work entitled "Roman Antiquities at Woodchester". Lyson's beautiful work contains forty aquatinted plates etched by himself from his own drawings, and descriptive text in English and French. Lysons was a well respected antiquary and his work on the Roman finds in Gloucestershire added a large body of knowledge to the field. Amongst his other published works is the colossal "Reliquiæ Britannico-Romanæ" which details Roman relics found throughout England. He assisted his brother Daniel on the 'Magna Britannia,' and contributed to 'Archæologia".
Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland: In Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860 p. 92, no. 143 plate 2.