A perspective view of Dilston Hall

“View of hall with gardens and river in foreground, crossed by bridge at right with a courting couple; other figures in foreground including fishermen in centre foreground, a woman with child sitting at right and gardeners at left; poem in three columns lamenting the death of the Earl below.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerSpilsbury, Jonathan, approximately 1737-1812, printmaker.
  • TitleA perspective view of Dilston Hall, once the seat of the unfortunate James, Earl of Derwent-water [graphic] / T. Oliver delin. ; Spilsbury sculp., Russel Court, London.
  • Publication[London] : [publisher not identified], … published according to act of Parliament, July 17, 1766.

Catalog Record 

Topos N878 no. 2++

Acquired September 2017

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