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- Object: Chaucer's Tower near Benham
View of Donnington Castle in parkland, a seated man, possibly an artist, and a standing woman, in the foreground. 1806
- Production date
Height: 160 millimetres (ruled border)
Width: 261 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The title of the print is mysterious and misleading: Benham was in Fulham at the time, see T. Faulkner, 'An Historical and Topographical Account of Fulham: Including the Hamlet of Hammersmith', London, 1813, which also states that this print, and possibly another of Benham, Registration Number 1857,0520.104, were 'a present from him to the Margravine'.
See Felix Man, in 'Print' edited by C. Zigrosser 1962, p.120, cat. 51.
We are grateful to David Peacock (email September 2020) for identifying the building as Donnington Castle.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- 1857,0520.65 to 441 all came from lots 731 to 754 of the McIntosh sale which were all (with the exception of lot 752) bought for the BM for a total of £14 8s. The prices of the individual lots are given in the Bill Book, but were small and so not entered here.
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