Antique Prints

Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

 

An extract of our Architectural Prints by Johannes Kip and Leonard Knyff currently available:

Hampton Court Palace
Wrest House & Park

 

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A SIGNIFICANT PLATE FROM ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT
18th. CENT. ENGLISH PUBLICATIONS

Hampton Court Palace


JOHANNES KIP & LEONARD KNYFF

Original hand-coloured copper etching by Johannes Kip and Leonard Knyff.

Hand-coloured original copper etching. Full margins. Excellent condition.13 1/4 x 18 1/2" (33.7 x 47cm.)
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Price Code E                  Click Here for Pricing Details.                 Ref. LRA936/RNN+AOR=LGR/end DLNN  SOLD

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Hampton Court Palace

This fine image bearing the Royal Arms & Motto, was published in Britannia Illustrata: Or Views of Several of the Queen's Palaces, also of the Principal seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, Curiously Engraven on 80 Copper Plates. London (1707) [1708/9].

Initially the Palaces, Mansions & Country Seats were etched by Kip, after birds-eye views by Knyff, but as the project developed, Kip produced both the drawings and the etchings. This, undoubtedly Kip's most significant corpus, Britannia Illustrata is considered to be among the most important English topographical publications of the 18th. century; and we take pride in offering one of the most significant plates from that publication. Architectural elements are rendered with great care and detail and the surrounding formal gardens and distant nature are illustrated with luxurious fullness. Incidental figures and horses and ceremonial barges add delight and visual interest. This charming image is also archeologically significant for the information it gives us about this great period in British architecture and landscape design.

 

Johannes Kip

Johannes Kip (1653 - 1722) was a Dutch draughtsman, engraver, and print dealer who was active in England, after producing works for the court of William of Orange in Amsterdam. Following the Glorious Revolution of 1688, Kip accompanied the Court to England and settled in Westminster, where he conducted a thriving print selling business from his house in St. John's Street. He also worked for various London publishers producing engravings, largely for book illustrations. His most important works were the execution of the illustrations for Britannia Illustrata, 1708; The Ancient and Present State of Gloucestershire, 1712, and Le Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne, 1715.

Leonard Knyff

Leonard Knyff (1650 - 1721) was a Dutch draughtsman and painter, who collaborated with Johannes Kip to produce views of country houses and gardens for the publications, Britannia Illustrata, 1708; Le Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne, 1715.

 

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