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Object: Wynn Stay in Denbighshire
Series: The Copper-plate Magazine
Plate 4: view of a stately home on the background; large trees on the left foreground with horses grazing among them, cattle to the right and a rider talking to another man; a river with a boat going towards the right and a bridge to the right; illustration to the 'Copperplate Magazine' (London: Kearsley, 1775).
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Height: 162 millimetres
Width: 203 millimetres
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- This plate comes from 'The Copper-Plate Magazine', published by George Kearsley in 42 parts between 1774-78. Each issue had three plates: a portrait, a library plate and a landscape. Most of the designs were supplied by Paul Sandby and engraved by M A Rooker or William Watts. Kearsley published a sequel titled 'The Virtuosi's Magazine' between February 1778 and January 1781. This was a monthly magazine each with three landscapes, usually one each from England, Wales and Scotland. The 150 landscapes of the two series were acquired and re-issued as Boydell's 'A Collection of One Hundred and Fifty Select Views in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland' in 1783. Boydell's re-issue of the plates can be identified by a small number in the top right corner of the plate; Kearsley's edition does not have any numbers.
A later periodical, also called 'The Copperplate Magazine', was issued by Harrison & Co and then taken over by John Walker, between 1792 to 1802. For this see 1862,0712.781.
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