1835 Print CASTLE ROCK St John's in the Vale CUMBERLAND Antique

Drawn and Engraved by Thomas Allom and J. Sands. Titled: Castle Rock, Vale of St. John Looking South, Cumberland

1835 print from engraving

Drawn and Engraved by Thomas Allom and J. Sands

Titled: Castle Rock, Vale of St. John Looking South, Cumberland

Castle rock, legend has it once opened its gates to admit King Arthur and his companion de Vaux. It merely being a rock that resembles a Castle from a distance, has been romanticised here by the addition of 2 mounted knights in the foreground. It is interesting to note that " The Vale of St John was the scene of a dreadful inundation on 22 August 1749, occasioned by the discharge of a water spout. A little school, where the children of the neighbourhood were instructed was crowded with infantile occupants at the very time that the swollen torrents were bearing down all obstacles that lay in their course. The hand of Providence stayed a rolling rock in its descent in such a position that the overwhelming stream was divided, and passed on either side of the schoolhouse leaving it terrified inmates spectators of the havoc that was raging without".

It print measures overall approx. 205 x 135 mm (8 x 5.25 inches ). It is blank on the reverse and suitable for framing. There is some age yellowing and spotting/fading mainly to borders - please check the larger picture for condition. This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope, and protected inside that envelope by a plastic sleeve.

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Condition Used
Weight 1kg