Johannes Kip

Set of Ten Views of Country Houses from the Britannia Illustrata

Circa 1707-1726

Engraved views of various country estates belonging to British nobility and gentry originally published in the Britannia Illustrata, also known as Views of Several of the Queens Palaces and also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility & Gentry of Great Britain, etched by Jan Kipp after bird's eye views drawn by Leonard Knyff and others. Britannia Illustrata was one of the most important topographical works of 18th century England, depicting both the architectural structures and the grounds with great accuracy. Beautifully framed with hand-drawn French mats and ivory lacquers frames. Depicting from top to bottom, left to right: Doddington in the County of Lincoln the Seate of the Honble Sr Thomas Hussey Barrtt, plate 63; Dawley in the County of Middlesex the Seat of the Right Honble Charles Lord Ossulstone, plate 48; Coley, Near Reading in ye County of Berks ye Seat of Tanfield Vachell Esqr, plate 80 New Parke in Surry the Seat of the Rt Honble the Earle of Rochester, plate 33; Ragly in the County of Warwick the Seat of Popham Conway Esq, plate 71; Hamstead Marshall in the County of Bercks one of the Seats of the Rt Honble William Lord Craven Barron Craven of Hamstead Marshall in the County of Bercks, plate 45; Orchard Portman in Somersetshire one of the Seats of Henry Portman Esq, plate 76; Westwood in Worcestershire the Seat of the Honble Sr John Pakington Baronet, plate 65; Newnham Padox in Warwickshire the Seat of the Rt Honble Basill Feilding Comes de Hapsburg Doms Loffenburg & Rinfelden in Germania, Baron of Newnham Padox & Snt Liz, Viscount Feilding 7 Earle of Denbigh in England, Baron of Caghe Viscount Callen & Earle of Desmond in Ireland, plate 25; Southwick, in the County of Southampton the Seat of Richard Norton Esq, plate 74


Framed Height: 21.675 x Width: 26.675 x Depth: 1.175 inches Paper Height: 14.5 x Width: 20 inches


Johannes Kip

Johannes "Jan" Kip (1652 – 1722) was a Dutch draftsman, engraver and print dealer. Together with Leonard Knyff, he made a speciality of engraved views of English country houses.