General View of the City of Canterbury, taken from the Scotland Hills

Thomas Ashenden

Coloured aquatint

  • About the work

    Little is known of William Brock, to whom this print is dedicated. However, on 15 November 1856, ‘The York Herald’ announced his election as Mayor of Canterbury.

  • About the artist
    Land surveyor Thomas Ashenden began publishing in the late 1850s. In 1855 his partnership with land surveyor T. W. Collard was dissolved and by 1857 he owned a bookseller, stationer and printing company in Canterbury. He published books and prints, including J. M. W. Turner’s ‘View of Chequers, Christchurch Gate and Canterbury Cathedral’ and L. L. Raze’s ‘View of St. Augustine’s College’ and ‘South West View of the Quadrangle of St. Augustine’s College, Canterbury’. As a land surveyor he was presumably a skilled draughtsman. In 1863, his premises became the Canterbury depot of The Library Company. He sold the business in September that year. In 1889 he is described as farmer, surveyor, land agent and District Manager of Kent Fire Offices.
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  • Details
    Title
    General View of the City of Canterbury, taken from the Scotland Hills
    Date
    Medium
    Coloured aquatint
    Dimensions
    height: 42.00 cm, width: 54.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Frank T Sabin, May 1958
    GAC number
    4635