Leicestershire - Views of ancient buildings [195-]Leicestershire - Views of ancient buildings [195-]
Modern album, probably from the 1950s, of mounted 19th-century steel-engraved plates of manor houses, churches, and landscapes of Leicestershire, England. |b Twelve of the plates are described in v. 1 of William Upcott's Bibliographical account of the principal works relating to English topography, including engravings of manor houses such as Gumbley [Gumley] Hall, Preswold Hall, Carlton Hall, Osbarston [Osbaston] Hall, Leesthorp Hall, and Stoughton Hall. Other engravings include Appleby Church, Lilbourn Church in Round Hill, Glenfield Church, Earl's Shilton Church, and Kibworth Church. Five of the illustrations appeared in issues of Gentlemen's magazine between 1812 and 1825. Plates represent the work of artists such as John Throsby, John Glover, and Jacob Schnebbelie, and engravers such as James Basire, Barak Longmate, William Walker, and F. Cary.