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An east view of Yardley Oak

An east view of Yardley Oak

Engraver: Pollard, Robert

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1805

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXII

Item number: 37

Genre: Topographical Print

View of an ancient oak tree celebrated by the poet William Cowper in his landscape poem "Yardley Oak". Oak trees were particularly symbolic because of their longevity, strength and rootedness. This oak was supposed to be over 700 years old, standing 22 feet tall, with branches some six-and-a-half inches in circumference.

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