Aysgarth Bridge Yorkshire antique print


Aysgarth Bridge Yorkshire antique print. Original copper-plate engraving, published 1785, of Aysgarth Bridge in North Yorkshire, England, which crosses the River Ure. Engraved area approx. 6.5×4.5 inches. Price shown is ex VAT.

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Aysgarth Bridge Yorkshire antique print. Original copper-plate engraving of Aysgarth Bridge,  North Riding of Yorkshire, crossing the River Ure. Aysgarth is a village and civil parish in Wensleydale, in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. The village is in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, about 16 miles south-west from Richmond and 22.6 miles west of the County Town of Northallerton. This original print is from: ‘The Antiquities of England and Wales’ by Francis Grose. Eight volumes published from 1772. Printed in London for Hooper and Wigstead. Artists and engravers names are recorded below each antique print, together with the date of the engravings execution.  Francis Grose’s interest was in the field of medieval remains, which were beginning to exercise an increasing grip on the public imagination. In 1772, he published the first part of ‘The Antiquities of England and Wales,’ a work which he unashamedly aimed at the popular market. Essentially, it targeted those who wanted to know about antiquities but had neither time nor means to visit them in person, and contained small panoramas of medieval ruins, together with an informative text on a separate page. Sometimes the text was taken from books already published, or from information supplied by other antiquaries (both acknowledged); sometimes Grose collated material himself from which he could work up an article. From 1772 onwards, he also toured the country to visit and draw sites for inclusion in The Antiquities. In all, Eight Volumes of the work were published. Thank you to Wikipedia for supplying links and some of the above text.

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