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Creator:
Print made by Samuel Buck, 1696–1779, British
and Nathaniel Buck, active 1727–1753
Title:

Bristol High Cross

Date:
1734
Medium:
Line engraving and stipple engraving, hand-colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 9/16 x 11 11/16 inches (49.7 x 29.7 cm), Plate: 18 7/8 x 11 9/16 inches (48 x 29.4 cm), and Image: 17 15/16 x 11 1/16 inches (45.5 x 28.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Marked in blue ink, collector's stamp: "Paul Mellon Collection"

Lettered, lower center: "BRISTOL HIGH CROSS was erected An.o 1373 & in succeeding Times it was adorn'd with Ye Statues of 4 Kings, who had been their Benefactors. These fac'd ye | four adjoining Streets, that of K. John Northw'd, K. Hen. 3.d Eastw.d, K.Edw.d3.d West.d & K.Edw.d.4th Southw.d In ye Year 1633 it was taken down, enlarg d & raisd higher, | when 4 other Statues were added, viz K. Hen.6.thEastw.d,Q.Eliz.Westw.d.K.James1.stSouthw'd&K.Cha.1st.Northw.d. It was at ye same Time environ'd with Iron~ | Pallisadoes, Guilded and Painted. Its Height was thirty nine Feet and Six Inches ~~~ Sam.l & Nath.l Buck delin. et sculpt. 1734"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11136
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | basket | children | Christian | clouds | cross (motif) | dog (animal) | field | gesturing | gold | grass | kings | men | monument | pointing | sculptures | statues | stone | watching | women | wrought iron
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:30572
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