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Joseph Farington
British (1747 - 1821) Primary

Engraved by
Joseph Constantine Stadler
German (active 1780 - 1812) Engraver

Published by
John Boydell
British (1719 - 1804) Publisher

Bisham Abbey


7 1/2 in. x 11 3/4 in. (19.05 cm x 29.85 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: JNE.1260
Geography: Europe, Great Britain
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Aquatints
Culture/Nationality: British
Collection: John N. Estabrook Collection

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  • abbeys - Designates independent and canonically erected monasteries, ruled by an abbot if occupied by monks and by an abbess if occupied by nuns.
  • aquatint - An intaglio etching technique in which a metal plate is sprinkled with a finely-powdered resin (asphaltum, rosin, etc.); the plate is heated to melt the resin, then cooled, and placed in an acid bath. The acid lightly etches areas not covered with the resin. The results in a plate with fine pockmarks. The process was invented in the 1760s by J.B. LePrince. Aquatints were popular until the late 1830s.
  • aquatints - Prints produced from designs created by the aquatint process, by which a printing plate is covered with a coating and etched with acid so as to create a range of tonal values, often combined with line work. The resulting print resembling a watercolor.
  • architecture
  • British - Refers to the culture of the modern nation of the United Kingdom. It also refers to the cultures of historical nations that had Great Britain as the central ruling power. For the culture of the ancient Britons, who were those tribes that spoke the Celtic (Brythonic) language, use "Ancient British."
  • landscapes - Creative works, usually two-dimensional, depicting an outdoor scene dominated by the land, hills, fields, sky, trees, fields, rivers or other bodies of water, and other natural elements. Landscapes may include a near point of view in the foreground, but also usually depict a view into the distance. Landscapes may contain architecture or figures, but the primary focus remains the land. When an ocean, sea, or other large body of water dominates the picture, use "seascapes." For actual areas of land rather than depictions, use "landscapes (environments)."
  • rivers - Bodies of water flowing in direct course or a series of divergents or converging channels.

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  • Image Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. (19.05 x 29.845 cm)

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The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • William Combe, History of the River Thames Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for John and Josiah Boydell. London, England, 1794-1796

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