Kips Views Great Britain | Decorative 18th Century Engravings

Kips Views Great Britain. Our antique engravings are from 1708. Johanne Kip, an architect and illustrator, featured landscapes & seats of 18th century noblemen. On our website, you can purchase original Kips scenes of Britain. Our offerings are in excellent condition with brilliant watercolors.

Kips Views Great Britain: Watercolor Engravings from 1708-1715

Johannes Kips illustrations depict, the enormous elaborate estates called seats (of noblemen and clergy), Great Britain during the 18th Century.  Many seats are hunting grounds of 18th Century Noblemen. The scenes of manor homes of nobility around Great Britain, were the first of their kind.

Kips views of Great Britain, feature intricate details of the finest homes in the country. Ribbons and coats of arms add to the decorative nature of the art. Kips scenes of Britain have wonderful landscape perspectives. Our views are particularly stunning. Fortunately, the copper-plate engravings, are strong strikes.

Pricing, sizes, conditions & ordering.

These rare engravings, of seats of 18th century noblemen, are delineations and engravings by Dutchman Johannes Kip. They are antiques: over 300 years old and date to 1708. The book published in black-and-white. Watercolors are recent & professional. Each piece measures 15×18″ and are $750. each.   Click here to contact us or call to place your order at 413-245-4197.

Authentic & historic glimpses of life: British nobility & the Gilded Age in Newport RI

Experience Newport Mansions Rhode Island

Life, especially for the newly rich in America, came in the form of summer cottages. The best place to see over the top mansions, over 100 years old, is in Newport RI. Bar none, Newport is the best places in the world to get a realistic glimpse of life in America. An upfront lesson on extreme wealth at the turn of the 20th century. You can visit these mansions at Newport. See them all because the wealth is staggering: Explore the Mansions | Newport Mansions. Find out more about life in America Gilded Age in Newport, (a time before income tax): The Gilded Age at the Newport Mansions.

While you are in Newport RI, please stop by our unusual, shop upstairs, at 12 Bowen’s Wharf Newport RI. Filled with antique prints. Including manor homes, castles, and landscape designs. Call to set a visit 413-245-4197. Hours vary by the week. The shop is upstairs, enter right of Scrimshaw shop.

Kips British landscapes and the film industry.

Kips scenes of Britain are a part of history. Own one and you have a piece of time, from years ago. Do you need emerge yourself into Downton Abbey? It is so realistic in scene of life in Great Britain for rich and poor. Downton Abbey: A New Era – Official Trailer – Bing video.

Eighteenth Century Kips Views: British Landscape Gardens with Manor Homes

How were these engravings, or seats of 18th century noblemen, created?

A laborious craft for everyone involved to produce these 300-year-old Kips British landscapes. The views Great Britain required a long chain of expert craftsmen. First for all the craftsmen involved, someone had to sell the commission. A publisher had to “win” the work for his firm. He had to win the job, and it came only through experience of publishing magnificent books and elaborate magazines.

The Art & Artists: Kips Views Great Britain

Illustrations, meticulously drawn, with upmost accuracy.  The drawings of Kips scenes of Britain, then transferred onto a copper plate and engraved with burins.  Moreover, paper was hard to acquire. An engraver would have to re-engrave another plate, after a mere 300 strikes. Watercolorists would die at young ages, due to licking tips of their paint brushes.

The engravings struck special paper: Kips scenes of Britain.

Our Kips British landscapes are in excellent condition primarily due to the high quality of the paper. High quality fibers compromise paper 18th century. Moreover, old paper made of rag, dates to the turn of the 20th century. Sourced from linen, flax, and literally rags, rather than trees, there was no acid in old-world paper. Very expensive to acquire, always inconsistent and with imperfections. Conversely, paper today comes from trees. It has been during the 20th Century, and throughout the 1900’s. It is highly acidic and does not last for long.

Intaglio printing, the 18th Century art, required cutting into metal.

In the art of the intaglio printing process, lines to be printed are cut into a wood or metal plate either being copperplate, steel, zinc or brass. Ours on this webpage are copper-plate engravings, a lost art.

I attempt to explain, how it would be done in the old days. Cutting tools are burins. Corrosive action using acid is etching. An example of etching. A sheet of metal are plates. Plates are covered in a waxy resin. The engraver scratch into the metal. The burin cuts through the waxy material revealing the plate underneath. Next the plate is dips into acid. The acid burns into the metal that was exposed. This metal plate or engraving, is inked up and prints the image.

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