From the historic work of the by the brothers, Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, Views of Ruins of Castles & Abbeys in England, 1726-1739. Samuel and Nathaniel Buck were the most important topographical artists of the 18th century, creating a record of over 500 ancient monuments & towns in England and Wales. Many of these monuments had been devastated during the course of the Reformation, particularly during the period when Oliver Cromwell ruled England as "Lord Protector." The Bucks Views, as they have become known, provide an invaluable record of these magnificent buildings, some of which have seen further deterioration during the 275 years that have since passed.
A Perspective View of the City of Bath 1758 showing Padmore's Crane and Ralph Allen's Wharf. Detail
A Perspective View of the City of Bath 1758 showing Padmore's Crane and Ralph Allen's Wharf. Detail
The South East Prospect of the City of Bath, 1734
The South East Prospect of the City of Bath, 1734
Detail from The South East Prospect of the City of Bath 1734
Detail from The South East Prospect of the City of Bath 1734
The South East Prospect of the City of Bath 1734
The South East Prospect of the City of Bath 1734
A Perspective View of the City of Bath 1758
A Perspective View of the City of Bath 1758
A Perspective View of the City of Bath 1758. Coloured version
A Perspective View of the City of Bath 1758. Coloured version
The North view of Farley Castle in the County of Somerset 1733
The North view of Farley Castle in the County of Somerset 1733
The South East Prospect of Bath 1749.
The South East Prospect of Bath 1749.
The North West Prospect of the University and Town of Cambridge, 1743
The North West Prospect of the University and Town of Cambridge, 1743
The South West Prospect of Birmingham in the County of Warwick, 1731
The South West Prospect of Birmingham in the County of Warwick, 1731
The South West Prospect of the City of Durham, 1745
The South West Prospect of the City of Durham, 1745
Buck's The East Prospect of the City of Winchester, 1736
Buck's The East Prospect of the City of Winchester, 1736