antique prints, maps and watercolors

(Park Place with Druid Temple) Boydell, John and Josiah, History of the River Thames, London 1794-96. Framed $825.00

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“Scene at Park Place including the Druids Temple"

A wonderful view of a scene aquatinted by J. Farrington RA and engraved by J.C. Stadler along the Thames River from a work depicting the scenery welcoming a traveler on a journey following the river from Thames Head in Gloucestershire to the North Sea.  The engravings in the series include rural scenes of Oxford, Henley, Reading, to the North Sea and the commerce and industry of London and its environs. Boydell’s skill, prodigious production of excellent hand engraved prints and eye for the work of the best artists made Britain the center of printmaking in the middle of the 18th century.

“The megalithic monument at Park Place near Henley. It is not a mock megalith or folly; it is a genuine antiquity but has no right to be in southern Britain. In August 1785 a Colonel of the St Helier Militia in Jersey was having a piece of land levelled for a parade ground somewhere on the site later occupied by the Fort Regent. The men digging came across a megalithic monument usually called the "Mont de la Ville".

Color printed aquatinted engravings, finished by hand.
Approximately 12 x 16 inches, sheet.  
Archivally framed in antiqued gold molding, please contact us for framed images.  
Excellent condition.