1835 Antique Print WARKWORTH HERMITAGE Hermits Cave COQUET RIVER Northumberland

Product code: B3 (Wt. upto 100g)

WARKWORTH HERMITAGE Northumberland COQUET RIVER Antique Print from Engraving



Original 1835 print from engraving titled:

Warkworth Hermitage, Northumberland

Production Details: Drawn and Engraved by Thomas Allom (1804 -1872) and Matthew James Starling
Date: 1835.
Printmaking Method: Steel Engraving.
Period: Georgian/Regency.

Interesting information: "Warkworth Hermitage is situated about half a mile above the Castle, on the brink of the Coquet River. This venerable retreat is probably the best preserved the most entire work of its kind now remaining in the kingdom. It contains 3 apartments all of them formed by excavation of the solid rock, and intends over the River closed in a rich mantle of ancient trees, remains of the venerable woods which in olden times sheltered the inmates of this romantic solitude. The chapel is 18 feet in length by about 7 1/2 in width and height and is beautifully modelled in the Gothic style of architecture... ". Not mentioned here, but the original hermit was Sir Bertram of Bothal, who supposedly after accidentally killing his wife and brother, gave away all his stuff and went to live in a cave (legend has it to be accidental, but it seems that Bertram's Mrs was in the process of running off with his brother) - but others believe this to be mere fabrication, as the Bertram of this time had no brother... Sleekburnc.

Provenance: Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham, and Northumberland, Illustrated. From Original Drawings by Thomas Allom, George Pickering, &c. With Descriptions by T. Rose. Publisher: H. Fisher, R. Fisher & P. Jackson, Newgate St. London; 37 Quai Des Grands Agustins, Paris. (1832-1835). sleekburnc.


Suitable for framing. The print measures overall 205 x 130 mm ( 8 x 5 ") approximately, on good quality grade paper/card, with a blank reverse. There is a some age yellowing with handling marks to the edges, please refer to images. This item will be packaged inside a protective plastic sleeve inside a board backed envelope. "Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text.

My use of the term "an original print/illustration" is a pictorial image made in a manner which allows it to be multiplied, and originating from the date stated. This includes examples of various methods of printmaking including engravings, etchings, woodcut etc. Many prints would have been originally bound in a book at some time as was this one.


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Weight 0.1kg
Product Code B3 (Wt. upto 100g)
Condition Used