The North East Prospect of Richmond, in the County of York

Samuel and Nathaniel Buck (1696 - 1779)

Coloured engraving

11 September 1749
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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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    The North East Prospect of Richmond, in the County of York
    11 September 1749
    Coloured engraving
    height: 27.0cm, width: 79.6cm
    Purchased from Parker Gallery, May 1972
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