‘Great Oak in Bowthorpe Park’ by J. C. Nattes / B. Howlett c.1805


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A very attractive early 19th century view of the Bowthorpe Oak, near Bourne, Lincolnshire which was drawn and engraved by J. C. Nattes and Bartholomew Howlett, respectively, and published in [Howlett’s] A Selection of Views in the County of Lincoln (London: W. Miller, 1801-1806). The original page of text which accompanies the engraving is included in the purchase.

Estimated to be over 1000 years old, the Bowthorpe Oak is believed to be the oldest oak tree in England. It has a girth of 12.30 metres (40 feet 4 inches) and, as seen in the engraving, a hollow trunk. The size of this hollow is such that parties have been held there in the past and as many as 39 people have been known to fit inside.

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 19.2cms by 16.6cms (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.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 200 years old.
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