The North-West Prospect of the City of Rochester

Samuel and Nathaniel Buck (1696 - 1779)

Coloured engraving

25 March 1738
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  • 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 North-West Prospect of the City of Rochester
    Date
    25 March 1738
    Medium
    Coloured engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the Parker Gallery, November 1965
    GAC number
    7251