Original steel line engraving of a view to Mount Edgecumbe from Drake’s Island, Plymouth in Devon. From Dugdale’s England Delineated published 1846.

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Published circa 1846.

Drawn by Unknown : Engraved by Unknown


An original steel line engraving of Mount Edgecumbe near Plymouth, Devon, from Dugdale’s England Delineated. Print published circa 1846.

This framed antique print shows a view across Plymouth Sound to Mount Edgecumbe House on the Rame peninsula in Cornwall. The Tudor house became famous in the C18th for its formal gardens with follies and temples. The view is possibly made from Drake’s Island as suggested by the soldiers and a cannon in the foreground. The island was originally fortified in 1549 against French and Spanish attacks, but the battery was replaced in the late C19th.

The artist and engraver of this print are unknown but much of Dugdale’s work was based on drawings by T. Shepherd with engravings by J. Greig and H. Wallis.

This print is mounted in an ivory conservation quality mount, surrounded by a new gold wooden frame with acrylic glazing. The print itself is in a good condition and has been lightly cleaned to remove some of the long-term effects of foxing, light and water damage and to help conserve it for the future. Price – £30.00.

Approximate dimensions are:

Mount window: 126 x 87 mm

Frame overall size: 240 x 200 mm

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg