BAILEY, John after William SCOTT
[Arundel Castle] To His Grace The Duke of Norfolk This View of Arundel Castle (taken from the Mill on the Brighton Road) Is with permission most respectfully Dedicated by His Graces very obedient Servant William Scott
London: Published by William Scott, Brighton & Colnaghi & Co., 1819. Colour-printed aquatint on fine wove paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, mild mat burn, and a small brown spot in the bottom margin. Sheet size: 19 x 24 1/8 inches. Plate mark: 16 7/8 x 22 1/4 inches.
A picturesque view of the stately family seat of the Duke of Norfolk.
Situated on the River Arun in West Sussex and surrounded by lush parkland, Arundel Castle has been the ancestral home of the Dukes of Norfolk and Earls of Arundel for centuries. It was built by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel, in the eleventh century and was later appropriated in 1102 by King Henry I, who gave the castle and its surrounding lands to his second wife, Alice de Louvain. Arundel passed matrilineally through the d'Albini and Fitzlan families in the thirteenth century to the powerful Howard family in the 15th century, in whose possession it has remained virtually uninterrupted to the current day. After weathering besiegement by Cromwell's troop during the Civil War (1642-51), the castle and dukedom of Norfolk were permanently restored to the Earls of Arundel by Charles II. Parts of the castle were repaired in the eighteenth century, and more extensive restorations were made during the 1800s by Harry, the 15th Duke of Norfolk.