The Cathedral Church of Worcester

Leonard Knyff (1650 - 1722)

coloured engraving

published 1724
  • About the artist
    Leendert Knijff, better known as Leonard Knyff, was born in Haarlem in 1650 and followed his brother Jacob (also an artist) to London at some point after 1676. In 1694, Knyff was made a British citizen. He began his career painting still lifes but became better-known in Britain for his views of gardens and country houses. The birds-eye view format, which was popularised in the UK by Knyff, is thought to have first been introduced to the British landscape tradition by his brother, Jacob.
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  • Details
    Title
    The Cathedral Church of Worcester
    Date
    published 1724
    Medium
    coloured engraving
    Dimensions
    height: 51.00 cm, width: 63.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased 1947-1948
    Inscription
    [below image, bottom right, in ink] XVII
    GAC number
    488