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  • Sold Date: Apr 23, 2009
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Ireland " Land of Saints and Legends" Visit my Ebay Store for Fine Quality 19th Century views of Ireland SCENERY AND ANTIQUITIES OF IRELAND NATURAL BRIDGES NEAR KILKEE CO.CLARE Antique steel plate engraving on quality paper Total size approx 20 x 27 cm (8 x 11 inches) Engraver: J.C.Bentley Drawn by: W.H.Bartlett Published by: James S. Virtue circa 1840 for The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland, by N.P.Willis and J.Stirling Coyne illustrated by W.H.Bartlett, Thomas Allom and others Condition: Good with full margins This beautiful engraving is over 150 years old and in good condition with margins. The small ebay illustration does not show the fine quality and detail. It would frame up easily into an excellent decorative and valuable collectors piece. If you would like a more detailed scan or if you are looking for a view of Ireland which is not in my Ebay store do not hesitate to email me.

Born in Kentish Town , London on 1809, the young Bartlett was apprenticed to John Britton (1771-1857).
He became one of the foremost illustrators of topography of his generation, travelling not just throughout Britain , but to the Americas in 1839/42. In the mid/late 1840's he travelled extensively in the Balkans and Middle East . He died of fever on boad ship returning from his last trip to Israel in 1854.

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