Sham Castle, Bath c.1740-1770

Robins, Thomas

Sham Castle, Bath c.1740-1770
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Description

Sham Castle was built (probably) by Richard Jones in 1762 as an eye catcher from Ralph Allen's townhouse. It may refer to a design by Sanderson Miller from c.1755. Sham Castle is positioned high up on Claverton Down and also acted as an advertisement for the qualities of Allen's Bath stone. The outline drawing, includes details only on one side of the castle. A scale has been added to the bottom of the sketch; perhaps suggesting that the drawing was intended to be published in engraved form or, that Robins might have even been involved in its design. Inscribed No. 129. From a collection of 45 sketches of Bath by Thomas Robins the Elder (1716-1770). By kind permission of V&A Images.

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