Burnell Castle Shropshire
London: Published by J. Deeley, Berwick St. Soho, Aug. 8, 1811. Coloured aquatint. Printed on watermarked Whatman paper. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the plate mark. Right and left corner have been skillfully repaired. A few tiny tears along lower edge which have been skillfully mended. Image size: 10 5/8 x 14 3/4 inches. Sheet size: 12 3/16 x 16 inches.
A picturesque aquatint of Burnell Castle near the villiage of Acton Burnell in Shropshire.
This beautiful aquatint of Burnell Castle in Shropshire epitomizes the grand era of English printmaking. Burnell Castle was built in the 13th century by Robert Burnell, the bishop of Bath and Wells. Burnell was the favored confidante of Edward I, and the King was a regular visitor to the castle. It is believed that Edward convened one of the first parliaments here in 1263.