A beautiful, small copperplate view of King Edward I’s splendid thirteenth century stone castle at Caenarvon in North Wales, engraved by Watts, after Paul Sandby, one of the founders of the Royal Academy. The Normans had originally built a hasty ‘Motte-and-Bailey’ castle in order to secure the region late in the eleventh century, however it is Edward I (‘Longshanks’) that was responsible for the fine castle we see and enjoy to this day.
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Size: 205 260 mm. Copperplate engraving Fine condition.