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W. Radclyffe (1783-1855) after De Wint - 19th Century Engraving, Warwick Castle



An engraving with hand colouring of Warwick Castle by William Radclyffe (1783-1855) after a drawing by Peter De Wint (1784-1849). This is a later strike of the engraving, which was designed as an illustration to W. & T. Radclyffe's 'Graphic Illustrations of Warwickshire', published 1823-1826. Presented glazed in an attractive black and gilt-effect Hogarth style frame. Signed in plate. Title and publisher T. Underwood also inscribed in plate. On wove.


Some minor foxing and discolouration. Some small scuffs to the frame. Overall in very good condition.


12.5 x 22.4cm (4.9" x 8.8")
Framed Size: 24.6 x 32.2cm (9.7" x 12.7")

Artist Biography

William Radclyffe was an English engraver and painter. Born in Birmingham and self-educated, he was apprenticed to a letter engraver and studied drawing under Joseph Barber with his cousin John Pye. Both planned to move to London when their apprenticeships were complete in 1801, but Radclyffe remained in Birmingham for financial reasons and set up as an engraver and copperplate printer. Radclyffe became well known as an engraver of landscapes, making prints after David Cox, J. M. W. Turner and Peter De Wint and illustrating numerous works of travel literature. Radclyffe's son was the painter Charles Walter Radclyffe.

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Code ql685
Artist William Radclyffe (1783-1855) after P. De Wint (1784-1849)
Date Late 19th Century
Dimensions 12.5 x 22.4cm
Medium Engraving
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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