The antiquary John Bridges and his party can be seen in the foreground of this prospect of Northamptonshire. They are on the outskirts of Northampton town, riding in the direction of Kingsthorpe church. Bridges was in the process of writing a county history of Northamptonshire, and Tillemans was producing the illustrations for it. During the tour Tillemans stayed at Bridges’ country seat Barton Seagrave, working up sketches taken on the road into accomplished finished drawings like this.