Print: Baxter CL 10 – Printed for and used exclusively in Horsfield's ‘History of Sussex’ a large two volume set published by Baxter’s father.
The print shows the suspension bridge crossing the River Adur at Shoreham Sussex. It was opened in 1833 but replaced under 100 years later.
This is an early example of Baxter work and is by wood blocks only but using Baxter’s oil inks in sepia and white. A perfect example of wood block printing called chiaroscuro
Under the print is the title and "This plate is presented by His Grace the Duke of Norfolk", and "Engraved and Printed in Oil Colours by G. Baxter, 29, King Square, London, from a drawing by T. Henwood."
Size (cm ht x w): 11.7 x 15.7 (print) 18.5 x 22 (sheet)
State: On page of book as issued with full lettering
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