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Part of Warwick Castle from the SE

Part of Warwick Castle from the SE

Engraver: Sandby, P

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1776

Shelfmark: Ktop XLII

Item number: 88-e-4

Length: 35.5

Width: 49.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

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The south-east corner of Warwick Castle was occupied by 'Caesar's Tower', one of several towers built in the 14th century by the Earl of Warwick. A range of apartments stands on the edge of the south-facing cliff above a dramatic sheer drop to the River Avon. Daniel Defoe visited Warwick in the early 18th century and commented "The castle is a fine building, beautiful both by situation and its decoration; it stands on a solid rock of free-stone … overlooks a beautiful country, and sees the Avon running at the foot of the precipice, at above 50 foot perpendicular hight: the building is old, but several times repair'd and beautify'd by several owners, and 'tis now a very agreeable place."

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