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Creator:
Print made by William Byrne, 1743–1805, British
after Thomas Hearne, 1744–1817, British
Published by Thomas Hearne, 1744–1817, British
and William Byrne, 1743–1805, British
Title:
View of Leiston Abbey
Date:
1781
Medium:
Etching and stipple engraving on moderately thick, textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 11/16 x 11 3/4 inches (24.6 x 29.9 cm), Plate: 8 5/8 x 10 1/2 inches (21.9 x 26.7 cm), and Image: 7 3/16 x 9 13/16 inches (18.3 x 25 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, upper right: "XXIX"; lower left under image: "Drawn by T. Hearne,"; lower center: "To Sir Gerard Vanneck of Heveningham in the Country of Suffolk Bar,,t and Member of Parliament | for the Borough of Dunwich, the view of LEISTON ABBEY is inscribed by his most obedient Servants, | Thomas Hearne and WIlliam Byrne | London: Published as the Act directs, 30 June 1781 by W. Byrne & T. Hearne."; lower right under image: "Engrav'd by W. Byrne"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1974.10
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
abbey | arches | architectural subject | blocks | bushes | church | clouds | doorways | fancy dress | garden | hats | ladies | men | noblemen | plants | ruins | tourists | towers | trees | walking sticks | women
Associated Places:
England | Leiston | Leiston Abbey | Suffolk | United Kingdom
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23426
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