1880 beautiful wood-block engraving from the date stated and not a later reproduction. The plates were drawn by A. F Lydon, and printed using Baxter’s process by a Baxter licensee, Benjamin Fawcett of Driffield, Printer and Publisher.
It comes from a series of Picturesque Views of seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland edited by The Rev. Francis Orpen Morris.
A view of the house from the drive. At this time it was a residence of the Bishop of Rochester. but inearlier years was the seat of various families including Arling, De Vere, Mandeville, De Santo Claro or St Clare, De Grey of Wilton, Sir Gerard Braybrooke, Lord Darcy, William Parr, Sir Walter Mildmay, Sir Matthew Mildmay, Humphrey Mildmay etc, John Round MP etc. It was at one time a maternity hospital, amongst other things. It now has planning permission to be turned into private apartments.
Provenance: As above - Publisher William Mackenazie, 69 Ludgate Hill.
It is on good quality heavy gauge paper with a blank reverse. It measures185 x 130 mm ( 7.5 x 5.5 Inches) approx, plus generous titled borders. Measuring 272 x 210 mm (10.75x8.25inches) approx. overall. There is some scattered foxing mainly affecting the borders - please check the larger picture for condition, anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. . This print comes with a separate page containing some history of the house. This print would have been originally bound in a book at some time. This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope, and protected inside that envelope by a plastic sleeve
Info. The term "an original print" 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 inevitably would have been originally bound in a book at some time.