Original steel line engraving of Winchester from the Water Meadows from Great Britain Illustrated published 1830.

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Published by Charles Tilt, 86 Fleet Street, London 1830

Drawn by W. Westall A.R.A. : Engraved by E. Finden 


An original steel line engraving from Great Britain Illustrated (1828-30) written by the antiquarian and map maker Thomas Moule. This engraving was based on a drawing by the artist William Westall, who had previously travelled with Flinders on his notable scientific expedition, and illustrated his work the Voyage to Terra Australis. It was engraved by Edward Finden.

The antique print shows a view from the south of Winchester looking northward across the water meadows towards the cathedral. In the foreground the River Itchen flows through St Catherine’s Lock – the top lock of the now disused Winchester to Southampton canal. Read more about the Winchester canal.

The dominant building to the left in the background was probably the King’s House, built in 1683 as a palace for Charles II overlooking the cathedral. It was designed by Wren but never completed, and in 1796 was leased from the Crown for use as a military barracks housing 3,000 troops. The King’s House was destroyed in a fire in 1894 and replaced with a similar building in 1899, now known as Peninsular Square and the site of museums, MOD buildings and private flats.

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

Approximate dimensions are:

Mount window: 180 x 125 mm

Frame overall size: 280 x 225 mm

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg