Artist: Campbell, Colin
Title or Name: Plan of the Park Garden and Plantation of Caversham in Oxfordshire
Plate Number: 96-97
Publication: Vitruvius Britannicus (The British Architect)
Date Published: 1715-1725, London
Medium: Copperplate engraving
Paper: Laid, watermarked
Condition: Edge tone, tone and spotting in the margins, slight soiling, and marks in the image. This is a fold-out or double print with a center crease as issued.
Paper Size: 21 x 18″ Plate Mark: 19-1/2″ x 12″
Includes: Brief Artist Biography
ID #: P 6591
Prints from this publication are rare and are finely detailed.
Fine Antique Architectural Engraving
Scottish architect Sir Colin Campbell published a series of large folio books, “Vitruvius Brittanicus”, illustrating the chief buildings of 18th century England, with a focus on classical architecture. Campbell was an assistant to the Earl of Burlington, and both were strong adherents to Vitruvian and Palladian classical architecture. While Campbell’s involvement with “Vitruvius Brittanicus” was not until shortly before it was published, his discussion of Vitruvian and Palladian principles, with particular praise for the work of Inigo Jones, had an enormous influence on the revival of Palladianism in England. This work is widely recognized and considered one of, if not the most important books in British architectural history.
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