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Creator:
Print made by Samuel Buck, 1696–1779, British
and Nathaniel Buck, active 1727–1753
Title:
The South-West View of Battel-Abbey, in the County of Sussex
Date:
1737
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 3/16 x 17 13/16 inches (28.4 x 45.3 cm), Plate: 7 9/16 x 14 5/8 inches (19.2 x 37.1 cm), and Image: 5 5/8 x 13 5/8 inches (14.3 x 34.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, upper center: "THE SOUTH-WEST VIEW OF BATTEL-ABBEY, IN THE COUNTY OF SUSSEX."; lower left next to image: "1."; lower left under image: "To S:r THOMAS WEBSTER Bar:t | Proprietor of this ABBEY, _____________ | This Prospect is humbly Inscrib'd by ___ | his much Oblig'd Serv:ts _____ | Sam:l & Nath:l Buck"; lower center under image: "(coat of arms with dragons heard , two lions and a diagonal ribbon)"; lower right under image: "THIS Abby Standing on Ue Very Spot ... [long text on history of abby, finishing with cost of the land when purchased]. Sam:l & Nath:l Buck del: & Sculp. Publisht according to Act of Parliament March 25th 1737"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1986.29.331
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
abbey | arches | architectural subject | fences | fields | gardens | gates | houses | orchards | plants | stained glass | towers | turrets | walls | windows
Associated Places:
Battle | Battle Abbey | East Sussex | England | Sussex | United Kingdom
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1972
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