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Hertford Castle and Castle Yard, from the Survey thereof taken by Symon Basyll Surveyor

Hertford Castle and Castle Yard, from the Survey thereof taken by Symon Basyll Surveyor


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Hertford Castle and Castle Yard, from the Survey thereof taken by Symon Basyll Surveyor

XYC277516 Hertford Castle and Castle Yard, from the Survey thereof taken by Symon Basyll Surveyor... 1608 (pen & ink with w/c & gouache on paper) by Basil, Simon (d.1619); 38x28.1 cm; Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, USA; (add.info.: By the Command of the Right Honourable Robert Earl of Salisbury, Lord High Chancellor of England ; occasional royal residence from 1174 until reign of Elizabeth I; drawn as part of an inventory of the royal estate; ); English, out of copyright

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This print showcases the historic Hertford Castle and its picturesque surroundings, as captured by Symon Basyll Surveyor in 1608. The detailed pen and ink drawing, enhanced with watercolor and gouache on paper, measures 38x28.1 cm and is housed at the Yale Center for British Art in the Paul Mellon Collection. Commissioned by Robert Earl of Salisbury, Lord High Chancellor of England, this artwork was part of an inventory of the royal estate. Hertford Castle served as an occasional residence for royalty from 1174 until the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Its significance in English history cannot be overstated. The image offers a fascinating aerial view or bird's eye perspective that allows us to appreciate not only the castle itself but also its extensive gardens, village houses, town structures, churches, farms, and other elements that make up this enchanting landscape. With its Jacobean architectural style preserved through time, this piece transports viewers back to a period when grandeur met natural beauty seamlessly. It serves as a testament to both artistic skill and historical documentation. As we gaze upon this remarkable print from Fine Art Finder via www. bridgemanart. com , we are reminded of how art can capture moments frozen in time while simultaneously providing valuable insights into our rich cultural heritage.

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