A Perspective View with the Plans of the Charitable Infirmary, in the City of Bristol, as it now is with ye addition of two intended Wings taken from Draughts. / Wm Halfpenny Delint 1742 ; W. H. Toms Sculp.
Toms, W. H. (William Henry), approximately 1700-approximately 1750, printmaker.
Publication details
[England] : [Publisher not identified], [1742]
Physical details
1 print : etching and engraving ; sheet 40 x 61.3 cm platemark; sheet
A view and three plans for Bristol Royal Infirmary. All lettering inscribed with brown ink. Inscribed with dedication in brown ink along lower edge 'To the worthy Gentlemen the Subscribers to the Bristol Infirmary, and also the Chaplains and Surgeons there of This Plate is most Humbly Dedicated by Gentlemen your most obliged faithful hble'. Bears Joseph Gulston's inventory mark in brown ink on verso 'N1657' and '3d'.
Bristol (England)
Additional information
This image was printed at a stage when the view and plan of the Infirmary had been engraved and etched onto the copper plate but the letters had not yet been added. As was usual with printmaking, a specialist letter engraver would work on the plate after the printmaker had finalised the image. In this instance, the full lettering has been written onto the printed proof, presumably to instruct the letter engraver.
Other persons
Halfpenny, William, -1755, artist, architect.
Maps K.Top.37.39.d.