Original copper line engraving of Winchester Cathedral (NE view), Hampshire from Britton’s Beauties published 1812.

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Published by John Harris, St Pauls Church Yard, Sept 1 1812

Drawn by F.W.L Stockdale : Engraved by J. Hawksworth


An original copper line engraving from The Beauties of England and Wales (Volume VI) written by John Britton in conjunction with his friend Edward Brayley. Volume VI comprised the counties of Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Herefordshire and included 25 plates. The print is taken from an original drawing by the topographer Frederick Wilton Litchfield Stockdale who exhibited at the Royal Academy, after a sketch by George Shepherd. It was engraved by John or Joseph Hawksworth.

This framed antique print shows a view towards the NE side of the Cathedral of Holy Trinity, Saints Peter and Paul and Saint Swithin in Winchester. The cathedral was built of limestone and the East end shows a mixture of styles. In the centre is the Norman squat square tower and North transept begun in 1079 in a typical Romanesque basilica style. In the foreground are buildings that were situated in Colebrook Street but were replaced by the Wessex Hotel in the 1960s.

The print is in a good clean condition and is available mounted in an ivory conservation quality mount and framed with a light walnut and gold wood frame with acrylic glazing. Price – £30.00.

Approximate dimensions are:

Mount window: 178 x 120 mm

Frame overall size: 290 x 235 mm

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg