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Samuel Buck
(1696–1779)

East View of Arundel Castle

Inscribed along upper edge, in pen and brown ink, THE EAST VIEW OF ARUNDEL CASTLE, IN THE COUNTY OF SUSSEX

Pen and black ink, gray wash, over traces of black chalk, framing lines in black ink
7 x 14 7/8 in. (177 x 377 mm)

Purchased as the gift of Paul Mellon and Mrs. Helen S. Tucker

1987.3
Item description: 

The brothers Samuel and Nathaniel Buck created many drawings of architectural sites and antiquities in England and Wales, which they engraved and published. This drawing of Arundel Castle was preparatory for their engraving, which appeared as plate six in the twelfth set of The Most Remarkable Remains of Abbeys, Castles, etc to be found, published in 1737.