Luscombe, Near Dawlish, Devonshire. Original Engraved Print by Thomas Allom. 1830.
Title: Luscombe, Near Dawlish, Devonshire. The Seat of Charles Hoare, Esq. to Whom this Plate is Respectfully Inscribed by the Publishers.
Artist: T. Allom.
Engraver: Le Petit.
Publisher: Fisher, Son & Co., London.
Source: Devonshire Illustrated, in a Series of Views of Cities, Towns, Public Buildings, Streets, Docks, Churches, Antiques, Abbeys, Picturesque Scenery, Castles, Seats of the Nobility, etc etc…
Size: approx 8 x 4 7/8 inches.
Description: Original steel-line engraved print of Luscombe, Near Dawlish.
Luscombe Castle is a country house situated near the resort town of Dawlish, in the county of Devon in England. Upon purchasing the land at Luscombe in 1797, Charles Hoare demolished the existing house and commissioned architects John Nash and Humphrey Repton to design a new house and gardens at the site. Nash and Repton came up with an asymmetrical designed building made from Portland stone, with castellated parapets, turrets and pinnacles to create the feel of a picturesque castle.
Some heavy foxing/browning. Slight water stain to the bottom right corner.