Johannes ‘Jan’ Kip (1652/3 – 1722)

The North Prospect of Gloster CathedralĀ (c.1716)

43 x 47 cm

Copper engraving

Johannes “Jan” Kip was a Dutch engraver, draughtsman and print dealer. After producing works for the court of William of Orange in Amsterdam, Kip followed William and Mary to London, settling in Farringdon and selling prints. Later, Kip collaborated with draughtsman and painter Leonard Knyff, and together they made a popular series of engraved views of English country houses.

This print is from Sir Robert Atkyn’s ‘The Ancient and Present State of Gloucestershire’. In his usual manner – Kip was probably the foremost engraver of his time in England – he has placed figures before the Cathedral to give life – and scale – to the building.

Condition: Generally very good with central vertical fold and adjacent parallel creases; one diagonal crease mid left to bottom centre. Will look very good when framed.