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"Caesars Tower and Part of Warwick Castle from the Island." 1778
CRE SANDBY, Paul; (English; 1725-1809) PUB Boydell, John; (English; 1719-1804)
printed in brown ink on laid paper
"No.3"; "Publish'd Jan.y 1776 by J. Boydell, Cheapside" "P.Sandby Fecit"
This is plate 3 from the set of four large views of Warwick Castle dedicated to George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick. According to Bruce Robertson, George Greville and his brother Charles were pupils of Sandby, and it was Charles that communicated to him the secret of aquatint. Complete sets such as the one in the Hunterian collection are rare. In 914AD Ethelfleda, daughter of Alfred the Great, ordered the building of a 'burh' or an earthen rampart to protect the small hill top settlement of Warwick from Danish invaders. The views here show the castle after Capability Brown's landscaping. Sir Fulke Greville owned the castle as Baron Brooke while the Earldom was held by the Rich family. The Greville's were granted the Earldom in 1759 thus reuniting title and Castle.
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