The North View of Hadleigh Castle, in the County of Essex

Samuel and Nathaniel Buck (1696 - 1779)

Coloured engraving

published 25 March 1738
  • About the artist
    Brothers Samuel and Nathaniel Buck were the leading British topographical draughtsmen and engravers of the 18th century. They produced several hundred drawings and engravings, including 87 ‘Prospects’ of England and Wales. The engravings are important visual records of the appearance of British urban landscapes prior to the Industrial Revolution. In many cases, the places depicted have since disappeared or changed beyond recognition. Their dedication in recording almost every corner of the country has left modern viewers with an invaluable record of Britain’s past. As demand for their prints fell away, Nathaniel took over a furniture business, while Samuel tried several professions, including teaching draughtsmanship and cleaning pictures.
  • Explore
    England, Essex
    Materials & Techniques
    engraving, coloured engraving
  • Details
    The North View of Hadleigh Castle, in the County of Essex
    published 25 March 1738
    Coloured engraving
    Purchased from Parker Gallery, May 1979
    GAC number