Antique steel line engraving of St Mary’s church, Bridport in Dorset from the Gentleman’s Magazine published in 1820.

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From ‘The Gentleman’s Magazine and Historical Chronicle

March 1820 pl.II p.209

Drawn by J. Buckler : Engraved by B. Howlett

An original print from a copper line engraving from The Gentleman’s Magazine. This was drawn by the architect and historian John Chessell Buckler who illustrated many churches and buildings in Oxford, or by his father John Buckler FSA who was also an architect. It was engraved by the topographical illustrator Bartholomew Howlett (1767-1827). Read more about the Gentleman’s Magazine and its illustrators.

This framed print shows a view towards the south-west side of the cruciform building which dates back to the C13th and the central tower was added in the C15th. A room over the south porch is lit by a bow window and is approached by an octagonal staircase. The chancel and much of the interior was ‘restored’ in 1860 by the architect John Hicks of Dorchester, to whom the writer Thomas Hardy was articled. Hardy mentions the bells of St Mary’s striking in his 1888 short story Fellow Townsmen.

This print is in a good clean condition and is available presented in an ivory conservation quality mount and mounted and surrounded by a dark walnut and gold wood frame with acrylic glazing. Price – £40.00.

Approximate dimensions are:

Mount window: 185 x 120 mm

Frame overall size: 310 x 255 mm

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg