Here is a great antique architectural engraving for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift or keep it for yourself.
The engravings were done by Joshua Kirby in 1761. A. Walker was the original sculptor of one of the pieces. These are engravings and not a lithograph. These are plates # 10 and #42 from a folio that was entitled, "Perspective of Architecture".
Some minor spotting on the pieces, still looks good. No tears or repairs to the engraving.
The piece was professionally framed and matted by County Frame Corp. of Bohemia, NY. There is gold colored wood frame around a white colored piece of matting. The glass is intact over the piece, no cracking or blistering.
Each framed piece is 20-1/8" tall, by 26-1/8" across, by .75" wide. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
We have 3 other of these Kirby architectural pieces that we acquired at the same time. They are all of different plates that are all in the same type of frame and matted in the same manner. Those engravings will be offered for sale separately in our store. The first one of the other five of these to be listed is item number 121587786106. Just put that number into the search line and that other listing will come up. Thanks.
Make sure that this item meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 10% restocking fee to do so. So, please carefully review all the attached pictures, ask all the questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the item on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it.
Some information about the engraver, John Joshua Kirby from our friends at Wikipedia;
John Joshua Kirby
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John Joshua Kirby by Thomas Gainsborough c.1755
'Sarah Kirby (née Bull) and John Joshua Kirby, by Thomas Gainsborough.
John Joshua Kirby (1716, Wickham Market – 1774, Kew), was an 18th-century landscape painter, engraver, and writer, topographical draughtsman and architect from the United Kingdom, famed for his pamphlet on linear perspective based on Brook Taylor's mathematics.
Satire on false perspective, showing all of the common mistakes artists make in perspective, by Hogarth, 1753
He was the son of topographer John Kirby, the father of the writer Sarah Trimmer, and uncle of the entomologist William Kirby. Kirby was made an honorary member of the painter William Hogarth's instructional project, the St Martin’s Lane Academy, where he lectured on perspective. Hogarth later made his famous print, Satire on False Perspective, as the frontispiece to Kirby's famous pamphlet published in 1754 called Dr. Brook Taylor's Method of Perspective made Easy both in Theory and Practice. The pamphlet was very popular and was reprinted several times. It remained a standard work until Thomas Malton published his, in 1771. His fame became such that it gained Kirby a royal appointment.
According to the RKD he moved in 1755 to London, and then in 1760 he moved to Kew, where he taught linear perspective to George III of the United Kingdom. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1767.
He died in Kew in 1774 and was buried in the churchyard of St Anne's Church, Kew.
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