The North-West Prospect of Maidstone, in the County of Kent
About the work
This view of Maidstone, published in the early 18th century by brothers Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, shows a picturesque town surrounded by fields and trees. To the left of the composition, two well-dressed gentlemen standing in a field converse, as one of the men gestures with his walking cane.
About the artist
Brothers Samuel and Nathaniel Buck made their names as leading British topographical draughtsmen of the 18th century. Over a period of 34 years, the Bucks produced several hundred drawings and engravings, including 87 engraved prospects of England and Wales. These are now important visual records of the appearance of British urban landscapes prior to the changes that occurred during the Industrial Revolution. In some cases, the places depicted have since disappeared or changed beyond recognition.
- The North-West Prospect of Maidstone, in the County of Kent
- Coloured engraving
- Purchased from Parker Gallery, April 1960
- GAC number