John Slezer 1693 - The Ruins of the Abbey of Drybrugh

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Artist Biography:

John Slezer [Before 1650 – 1717] was a Dutch or German-born military engineer and artist. He was appointed Surveyor of his Majesties Stores and Magazines after he arrived in the Scotland in 1669; his job compiling detailed surveys of the country's fortifications. He is best known for his Theatrum Scotiae, a series of engravings of views of castles, abbeys, towns, and seats of the nobility he encountered whilst travelling throughout Scotland in his capacity as Captain of the Artillery Company.

Date:

1693 First Edition

Source:

Theatrum Scotiae - containing the Prospects of His Majesty's Castles and Palaces

Volume:

1

Plate No.:

33

Description:

The Ruins of the Abbey of Drybrugh

Print Method:

Copper plate engraving with professional hand coloring.

Condition:

Overall excellent: The image areas are very nice and quite clean. The paper edges of the print has some minor wear. Will frame out nicely.

Size of Print:

22.5 x 16.0 cm. approximately [9.125 x 6.25 in.]

Size of Leaf:

Paper size 33.02 x 49.53 cm. Approximately [13 x 19.5 in.] Image size 26.04 x 42.55 cm. Approximately [10.25 by 16.75 in.]

References:

National Library of Scotland; Oxford Biography Index Number 101025725

Price:
$325.00
SKU:
53003
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