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Rare Views Tile L T Swetnam Minton


Style/technique: Landscape print & tint
Manufacturer: Mintons Ltd
• Engraved by: L T Swetnam
Dimensions: 8" x 8"
Date: circa 1895

• Condition: Fine
• Price: £225 (approx $348)
• Ref: 04049


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 'gold'.

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 Ruins of Hougomont, Belgium. The Chateau d'Hougoumont is a large farmhouse situated on the Waterloo battlefield where the British faced Napoleon and the success of the battle was considered to rest upon it. Wellington based troops there and defended it, Napoleon started the battle by attacking it and after a few hours shelled it destroying all but the chapel.

Verso clear of adhesive, slightly grubby, embossed Mintons etc and England.

Some very tiny > minute chips to the rim, surface very near perfect.



UK Special Delivery £235

EU Priority £240

US and World Priority £245

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