The West View of Winchelsea-Castle, in the county of Sussex

Samuel Buck, English, 1696 - 1779
Nathaniel Buck, English, active 1724 - 1759



Etching on laid paper

Plate: 7 9/16 × 14 9/16 in. (19.2 × 37 cm)

Sheet: 10 1/2 × 18 1/8 in. (26.7 × 46 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe



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Not on view


Titled, in plate, upper center: THE WEST VIEW OF WINCHELSEA-CASTLE, IN THE COUNTY OF SUSSEX.; inscribed, in plate, lower left margin: To John Caryll Esq:r [r in superscript] / This Prospect is gratefully Inscrib'd by / his Oblig'd humble Serv:ts [ts in superscript] / Samu:l [l in superscript] & Nath:l [ l in superscript] Buck.; inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: [crest: coat of arms of John Caryll]; inscribed, in plate, lower right margin: THIS Castle known in our ancient Maps by ye [e in superscript] Name of Camber-Castle it's probable was origin- /ally built for ye [e in superscript] Defence of ye [e in superscript] old Town of Winchelsea which was swallow'd up by the Sea in a / terrible Tempest A:D:1250. This Inundation gave Rise to ye [e in superscript] present Winchelsea which / has been large & beautiful, but now by ye [e in superscript] Retirement of ye [e in superscript] Sea become very ruinous. D:r [r in superscript] Holland / in his Translation of M.r [r in superscript] Cambdens Britannia says this Castle was fortified by K:Hen:VIII. / It's likely enough that Prince erected ye [e in superscript] present on ye [e in superscript] Foundations of ye [e in superscript] ancient Castle for tho ye [e in superscript] / outer Part has ye [e in superscript] same Appearance as his other Buildings yet ye [e in superscript] Inside seems to be of much / greater Antiquity.; inscribed, in plate, lower right: Sam:l [l in superscript] & Nath:l [l in superscript] Buck del: & Sculp: Publisht according to Act of Parliament March 25th [th in superscript] 1737. / 295


Professor & Mrs. Churchill Pierce Lathrop (Dolly), Hanover, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1955.

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