• Scale Force, Cumberland -
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    brown washes heightened with scratching out
    15 by 9.7cm., 6 by 3 3/4 inches

    Scale Force is the highest of the Lake District Falls and sits above the village of Buttermere

    Engraved:
    By J.C. Bentley as a steel line engraving for the `Northern Tourist' series, published by Fisher, Son and Co., 1833
  • John Knox?s House, High St, Edinburgh -
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    pen and brown ink and washes over pencil

    11 x 17.8cm., 4 ? x 7 inches

     

    Provenance:

    With the Fine Art Society, London, December 1968

     

    Engraved:

    By E. Radclyffe for Scotland Illustrated, 1837 

     

    This house was reputed to have been lived in by the Scottish reformer John Knox in the sixteenth century. The house dates from 1490 and is now a museum.

  • Fort Victoria, Kowloon, Hong Kong -
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    brown washes over pencil heightened with scratching out

    24 x 18.7cm., 4 ? x 7 ? inches

     

    Engraved:

    By M.J. Starling for the Rev. G.N. Wright?s `China, its Scenery, Architecture and Social Habits?, published by Fisher Son & Co., 1843, vol. II, opp. p.40

     

    Hong Kong was occupied by British forces in 1841 during the first Opium War and it was formally ceded to Britain under the Treaty of Nanking in 1842. Victoria City was the first British settlement and was on the peninsular of Kowloon. This engraving is based on a drawing executed by Lieutenant Frederick John White (d.1856) who served in the Royal Marines during the Opium War and he took part in the capture of Chinkiang-fu.

  • Ferry over the Derwent, Matlock Bath -
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    Inscribed verso: Matlock, Bath, Ferry, Derby..../August/T.....

    Brown washes heightened with stopping out and scratching out

    98 x 154 mm., 3 x 6 in.

     

    Engraved

    By J.W. Lowry as a steel engraving for The Counties of Chester, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Rutland, & Lincoln Illustrated, 1836-37

  • Stybarrow Crag, Ullswater, Westmorland -
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    Inscribed in pencil, verso, Stybarrow Crag, Westmorland

    Pencil, brown ink and wash heighted with touches of white and scratching out

    147 x 101 mm., 5 x 4 in.

     

    Engraved

    By S Bradshaw, for Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated, with descriptions by Thomas Rose, Vol.3, no.31, London, 1832

     

    The dramatic composition, with the narrow pass and rocky cliff bordering the expanse of Ullswater, and the towering fells beyond, dramatizes the story of John Mounsey of Patterdale Hall, who during the Civil War, led a group of dalesmen to Stybarrow Crag to repulse a band of Scots, who were on way to fight for Charles I at Preston.

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