Artist: Batty, R. M.
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
View of the village of Amwell in Hertfordshire. John Scott writing in 1776, described the village in his work ‘Amwell: A Descriptive Poem’. A short passage from the poem reads,
“The pleased eye, whicho'er prospect wide
Has wandered round, and various objects mark'd
On Amwell rests at last, its favourite scene
How picturesque the view! Where up the side
Of that steep bank, her roofs of russet thatch
Rise mix’d with trees, above whose swelling tops
Ascends the tall Church tow’r, and loftier still
The hill’s extended ridge. How picturesque!
Where slow beneath that bank the silver stream
Glides by the flowery isle, and willow groves
Waves on its northern verge, with trembling tufts
Of osier intermix’d. How picturesque!"