An antique, hand coloured steel engraving of the Sussex landmark of Hurstmonceaux Castle. Published by Kershaw & Son, London circa 1870. The inscription on the print says: Built in the reign of Henry VI by Sir Roger de Fiennes. The castle is built of brick with window cases, and supposed to be one of the oldest brick mansions in the kingdom. The castle dates from 1441.
By the beginning of the 20th century the castle was a ruin. Restoration work was undertaken by Claude Lowther in 1913, and it was completed in 1933. The existing interiors mostly date from that period, incorporating architectural antiques from England and France.
Print size: 11cm x 8.5cm
Mount size: 24cm x 20cm