Style/technique: Landscape print &
Manufacturer: Mintons Ltd
Engraved by: L T Swetnam
8" x 8"
Date: circa 1895
Price: £185 (approx $285)
This was quite a popular series in the 1890s
but on six inch tiles and in plain brown, black
or indian blue print. In colours they are quite
special, especially the eight inch version set
within its border with printed band of bead
pattern and plain bands tastefully coloured in
The colours really bring it to life and
soften the over intensity of the shading found
on both Wise's and Swetnam's engravings, it
appears that the engravings were intended to be
coloured over for that's how they appear in the
pattern book and they look so much better in
real life too.
This view as we can see as the engraving is
named is The West Gate, Warwick. This is the
entrance to the town from the Stratford road the
cottages and inn foreground demolished in the
late 19th century to build a road to the right
of the gateway arch wide enough for a vehicle to
pass in each direction. A group of cottages
built laid back a little replaced the older
cottages, the inn with the pillars is now a
Verso clear of adhesive, slightly grubby,
embossed Mintons etc and England.
Very small chips top edge and top right
corner, few other very tiny > minute chips to
the rim, a few minute surface marks.