‘Grantham Church.’ by Schenebbelie / [J. M.] W. Turner / B. Howlett c.1797


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A very attractive late 18th century view of St. Wulfram’s Church in Grantham, Lincolnshire which was sketched, drawn and engraved by Schenebbelie, J. M. W. Turner* and Bartholomew Howlett**, respectively, and published in [Howlett’s] A Selection of Views in the County of Lincoln (London: W. Miller, [1797] 1801-1806). The original page of text which accompanies the engraving is included in the purchase.

*Before becoming a renowned landscape artist in the 19th century, J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851) began his career as a draughtsman working for various topographical publications including J. Walker’s Copperplate Magazine.

**Bartholomew Howlett (1767-1827) was an English draughtsman and engraver. Born in Louth, Lincolnshire, he travelled to London where he served as an apprentice to the engraver, James Heath. During his professional career he specialised mainly in togographical and antiquarian subjects. His most well known work was ‘A Selection of Views in the County of Lincoln’ (published 1801-1806) which contained 75 plates all superbly engraved by himself. He also produced fine plates for Wilkinson’s ‘Londina Illustrata’, Bentham’s ‘History of Ely’ and Frost’s ‘Notices of Hull’. Despite a renowned and prolific output, Howlett suffered financial difficulties in later life and died in poverty in Newington, Surrey, aged 60.

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 17.5cms by 16.2cms (including title & imprint).
  • The engraving is in very good condition with decent margins. Click on image for a better view.
  • The item comes displayed in a ready to frame acid free mount.
  • Click on ‘Delivery Policy’ for postage costs.
  • Guaranteed to be over 200 years old.
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