South West View of the Collegiate Church of St. Wilfrid, Ripon

Richard Reeve (1780 - c1835)
John Buckler (1770 - 1851)

Coloured aquatint

published January 1809
  • About the artist
    John Buckler was born on the Isle of Wight. In 1785 he became a steward of Magdalen College, Oxford. For seven years he was also apprenticed to architect and surveyor Charles Thomas Cracklow. In about 1801 he became Bailiff and Collector of Rents for Magdalen College in Freemason’s Court and Southwark. His post with Magdalen allowed him spare time, which he spent working on his own architectural perspective drawings. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1796 to 1849. In 1799, Buckler published an engraving of one of his drawings of Lincoln Cathedral. For the next five years he made a series of views of English cathedrals and churches. By the end of his career, he had produced some 13,000 architectural perspective drawings.
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  • Details
    Title
    South West View of the Collegiate Church of St. Wilfrid, Ripon
    Date
    published January 1809
    Medium
    Coloured aquatint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Christie's, 20 February 1958
    Provenance
    Sold through Christie's, London, on 20 February 1958 (Lot 1); from which sale purchased by the Ministry of Works
    GAC number
    4550