The South West View of Melton Constable in the County of Norfolk, the Seat of Sir Jacob Astley Bart

Samuel and Nathaniel Buck (1696 - 1779)

Coloured engraving

August 1741
  • 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.
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  • Details
    Title
    The South West View of Melton Constable in the County of Norfolk, the Seat of Sir Jacob Astley Bart
    Date
    August 1741
    Medium
    Coloured engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Frank T Sabin, May 1964
    GAC number
    6482