The South View of Okehampton-Castle, in the County of Devon

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

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1734

Engraving on laid paper

Sheet: 10 1/2 × 18 in. (26.7 × 45.7 cm)

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

PR.955.2.6

Geography/Culture

Europe, Great Britain

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Titled, in plate, upper center: THE SOUTH VIEW OF OKEHAMPTON--CASTLE, IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON.; inscribed, in plate, lower center: Ockment R.; inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: This Castle, was built by Baldwin de Brionys, & was at first call'd Ochementon; it descended to Rich: de Rivers or Riparüs, & from him to his Sister / Adeliza, who marrying one of the Courtenays, it came into that Noble family, & so continued till K.E. IV. seized it, for their adherance to the House [e in superscript] of Lancaster; K.H. / VII. restord it to the Cortenays, but K.H.VII. again alienated it & dismantled the Castle & Park, yet Ed: Courtney in Q. Marys' Reign obtain'd a Restoration, but he dying without / Issue Male, it came by a female into the Mohuns Barons of Mohun & Oakhampton, & by the like failure of ye [e in superscript] it came by marriage to Christopher Harris of Heynes Esq.r [r in superscript] / S. & N. Buck, delin et Sculpt. 1734.; inscribed, in plate, lower right: 65

Provenance

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

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