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Skelton's Etchings of the Antiquities of Bristol
From Original Sketches by the late Hugh O'Neill, and other artists.


by Joseph Skelton

BRISTOL: DAVEY AND MUSKETT, BROAD STREET;
LONDON: LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN

printed circa 1825


Original etchings over 175 years old!

Sheet size: approximately 12 x 15.5 inches
Most plates have some foxing, mainly outside of image area. Please click on thumbnails for enlarged view.

Joseph Skelton (1785-ca.1850) was an antiquary and topographer. Although, as the title suggests, Hugh O'Neill was the primary illustrator for this work, some of the images were, in fact, drawn by Joseph Skelton. However, O'Neill died the same year that this work was published and the title could merely have been a dedication to him.
Hugh O'Neill (1784-1824) was an illustrator, topographer and son of an architect. He was born on April 26th 1784 at Lascelles Place, Bloomsbury, London, England. He was articled to Dr. Thomas Monro and in 1803 he won a Society of Arts Silver Palette. He became a drawing master in the cities of Edinburgh, Oxford, Bristol and Bath. He died in Bristol on April 7th 1824 just before his 40th birthday.
West End of Redcliff Church, from the Wharf on Redcliff Back
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PLATE XLIV

West End of Redcliff Church, from the Wharf on Redcliff Back

foxing in margins,
well outside of image area

$55

Chimney Piece, in the House of Messrs. Franklyn & Co on the Back
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PLATE XLV

Chimney Piece, in the House of Messrs. Franklyn & Co on the Back

foxing in margins,
well outside of image area

$45

The Transepts of Redcliffe Church
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PLATE XLIX

The Transepts of Redcliffe Church

foxing in margins,
well outside of image area

$45

Plan of the Royal Pentagonal Fort built on the North West side of Bristol
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PLATE L

Plan of the Royal Pentagonal Fort built on the North West side of Bristol by Prince Rupert, and the City, in 1643-4

foxing in margins,
well outside of image area

$50

Entrance Door of the Drawing Room at Messrs. Franklyn's on the Back
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PLATE LII

Entrance Door of the Drawing Room at Messrs. Franklyn's on the Back

foxing in margins,
well outside of image area

$35

Altar Screen in the North Aisle of Bristol Cathedral
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PLATE LIII

Altar Screen in the North Aisle of Bristol Cathedral

foxing in margins,
well outside of image area

$35

View of the Birth-place (in Red Cross Street, Bristol) of Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A.
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PLATE LV

View of the Birth-place (in Red Cross Street, Bristol) of Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A.

some foxing

$45

Chapter House in Bristol Cathedral
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PLATE LVI

Chapter House in Bristol Cathedral

foxing

$25

Bastion of the City Wall, leading from Union Street to the Pithay
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PLATE ?

Bastion of the City Wall, leading from Union Street to the Pithay

foxing in margins,
well outside of image area

$40

Canyng's Chapel, or Masonic Hall, Redcliff Street
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PLATE ?

Canyng's Chapel, or Masonic Hall, Redcliff Street

foxing in margins,
well outside of image area

$40

Entrance to the Crypt of St. Nicholas Church. Drawn during the alterations in 1822.
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PLATE ?

Entrance to the Crypt of St. Nicholas Church. Drawn during the alterations in 1822.

foxing in margins,
well outside of image area

$40

 
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