The South West Prospect of Ipswich in the County of Suffolk.

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The South West Prospect of Ipswich in the County of Suffolk.
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A later but still strong impression. A panoramic view of the port of Ipswich in Suffolk, situated on the River Orwell. This view shows the town from across the river, enlivened with figures in the foreground, horses playing in the water meadows, shipping passing up and down the river, and the estuary on the right. Prominent is the tower of St. Peter’s Church situated near the medieval bridge, with the medieval wool church of St. Margaret’s in the distance. Samuel Buck was born in Richmond, Yorkshire, in 1696, Nathaniel being a younger brother. In 1724 Samuel moved to London, joined in 1727, by his brother. Based at "The Golden Buck in Warwick Street near Golden Square, St. James's", the pair then produced annual collections between 1728 and 1738, inclusively. Their work pattern was one of their issuing forth in late spring from Warwick Street to the towns and cities they intended to record. The summers would be spent drawing, while winters were spent diligently and reliably producing the plates and engravings. From 1743 onwards production became more piecemeal and it finally ceased with Nathaniel's death in 1754. His brother died at the ripe old age of 83 in 1779 and is buried in the churchyard of St. Clement Danes.