The South-West View of Croyland Bridge near Spalding, in the County of Lincoln

Samuel Buck, English, 1696 - 1779



Engraving on laid paper

Plate: 7 1/2 × 14 5/16 in. (19.1 × 36.3 cm)

Sheet: 11 1/4 × 18 1/8 in. (28.5 × 46 cm)

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



Europe, Great Britain



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Not on view


Titled, in plate, upper center: The South West of Croyland Bridge near Spalding in the County of Lincoln; inscribed, in plate, lower left margin: To the Rev.d & Learned President: The Honble [ble in superscript] & / Worthy Members of the Gentlemen's Society in / Spalding, Lincolnshire, as promoters of Literature, Arts, & Sciences. This plate is humbly Inscribd by their most Obedient / Servant Samuel Buck; inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: [greek coin?]; inscribed, in plate, lower right margin: THIS Bridge is Triangular & So form'd by three Ribb'd Arches Joyning in an Eye. / & therefore So Steep that Horse men as well as all Carriages pass under it, the Waters of / Welland & Nene by ye [e in superscript] Branch Call'd Catt Water meet under it & mixing there together flow / down thro' Spalding to the Sea: It Commands the Inter course of all the Streets of the Town, wch [ch in superscript] / are built on the Sides of these Canals. At the foot of that Segment which Stands next the / London Road Sits and Image of K AEthelbald [AE in ligature] with a Crown Fleury on his head, & mond / in his left hand, we may presume he held a Sceptre or Sword in the Other by ye [e in superscript] remains. / S. Buck delin. et Sculpt [t in superscript] 1726.; inscribed, in plate, lower right: 167


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

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