Place House, Fowey, Cornwall, 1880, Hand-painted Rendition
A Beautifully Detailed Hand-painted Rendition, Place House, Fowey, Cornwall, 1880. HAND-COLORED. Unknown, Architect. From the Building News, August 13, 1880.
Home of the Treffry family since the thirteenth century, the original structure was a fifteenth-century tower, which was defended against the French in 1475 by Dame Elizabeth Treffry. It was strengthened soon afterwards, largely rebuilt in the sixteenth century and remodelled in the nineteenth century, the east front dating mostly from 1817-45.
This picture is extremely hard to find, as the Building News not only had a very small circulation during that time, but very few were actually preserved or colored as this has been. It measures 8.5 x 11.5 inches. Has a mat border and foam core backing (not attached to the picture). The whole plan measures 12 by 16 inches (with mat border). Finely detailed and beautifully hand-colored. Shrink wrapped.
Plan is in VG+ condition with very light browning.
This is a highly unusual, scarce item. See our other auctions for more hand-colored original plans.