The South West Prospect of the City of Worcester
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.
- rowing boat, topography, townscape/cityscape, dog, horse, sheep, river bank, river, hill, man, woman, 18th century costume, dress, fan, college, coat of arms, field, towpath, bridge (urban), prison, school, hospital, house, palace, church, cathedral, spire, tower, barge/canal boat, sailboat
- The South West Prospect of the City of Worcester
- Coloured engraving
- Purchased from the Parker Gallery, October 1964
- GAC number