Antique steel line engraving of Holme Park, Berkshire from Jones’ Great Britain Illustrated, 1829-31.

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Published by Jones & Co. London 1829-31

From ‘Jones’ Views of the Seats, Mansions, Castles etc. of Noblemen and Gentlemen’ with notes by Thomas Moule

Drawn by J. P. Neale : Engraved by A. Cruse

An original steel line engraving of a view of the Georgian house Holme Park at Sonning. It was built in 1786 by Robert Palmer to replace the old manor house, and it was rebuilt in the Victorian Gothic style in 1881. The building later became a preparatory school and from 1847 the home of the Reading Blue Coat School.

This framed print was engraved by Archelaus Cruse who was also a newsagent also worked on the London Times newspaper. It was worked from a pen drawing by the landscape and architectural artist John Preston Neale.

Jones’ Views was a reissue of Neales’ Views first published in 1818, and the steel engravings were close copies of the original copper line engravings. Jones’ volumes formed part of a series known as Jones’ Great Britain Illustrated and included 196 plates. The works included historical descriptions of the mansions and genealogical descriptions of the families.

This print is in a good clean condition with later hand colouring. It is available presented in an ivory conservation quality mount and framed with a gold wood frame. Price – £30.00.

Approximate dimensions are:

Mount window: 145 x 115 mm

Frame overall size: 240 x 200 mm

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg