A View of the High Lodge in Blenheim Park, in the County of Oxford formerly one of the Seats of the Earl of Rochester: Veue de la Haute Loge du Parc de Blenheim dans le Conté d'Oxford autrefois, une de Maisons de Plaisance du Conté de Rochester

BOYDELL, John (1719-1804)

Published by Published by John Boydell, at the Unicorn the Corner of Queen Street Cheapside, London, 1752
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Engraving beautifully hand-coloured. Printed on watermarked laid paper. In excellent condition. Image size: 9 3/8 x 16 1/2 inches. A lovely view of the Lodge at Blenheim Park in Oxfordshire by John Boydell Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a trend developed amongst English artists and printmakers, which sought to visually record the natural beauties of England and Wales. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, English printmakers began to publish topographical prints of the important sights in the British Isles. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside, they were meant to encourage public recognition of the beauty and history of England. They were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those vicarious tourists who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. John Boydell made a name for himself by joining this nationalistic trend and publishing a long series of topographical engravings. These fine engravings are some of the earliest examples of Boydell's work when he was known more as an engraver than a publisher and printseller. John Boydell is one of the most influential figures in the history of English printmaking. He was not only an accomplished engraver, and an industrious publisher, but as a printseller he came to dominate the English print trade. He is best known as the originator of the Shakespeare Gallery , which made him one of the most successful print-sellers of his time. Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802 p. 115-116 & 155. Bookseller Inventory # 10342

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Title: A View of the High Lodge in Blenheim Park, ...

Publisher: Published by John Boydell, at the Unicorn the Corner of Queen Street Cheapside, London

Publication Date: 1752

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