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The South View of Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh

Samuel and Nathaniel Buck (1696 - 1779)

Coloured engraving

8 September 1748
  • About the work
    Country: Other
    City: storage
  • 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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    The South View of Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh
    8 September 1748
    Coloured engraving
    height: 24.6, width 80.0cm
    Purchased from the Parker Gallery, June 1967
    GAC number