Skelton's Etchings of the Antiquities of Bristol
From Original Sketches by the late Hugh O'Neill - c.1825
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Some Background Information about the Illustrators
Although, as the title suggests, Hugh O'Neill was the primary illustrator for this work, some of the images were, in fact, drawn by Joseph Skelton. However, O'Neill died the same year that this work was published and the title could merely have been a dedication to him.
HUGH O'NEILL (1784-1824) was an illustrator, topographer and son of an architect. He was born on April 26th 1784 at Lascelles Place, Bloomsbury, London, England. He was articled to Dr. Thomas Monro and in 1803 he won a Society of Arts Silver Palette. He became a drawing master in the cities of Edinburgh, Oxford, Bristol and Bath. He died in Bristol on April 7th 1824 just before his 40th birthday.
O'Neill's work can also be found in the following publications: Britton's Beauties of England and Wales - 1801-13; Antiquarian and Topographical Cabinet - 1807; The Oxford Almanac - 1809-14.
JOSEPH SKELTON (1785-c.1850) was an antiquary and topographer. He worked in Paris and London. He also illustrated 'Oxford' by Robert Montgomery in 1831.
Skelton's work can also be found in the following publications: Cantabrigia Depicta - 1809; Oxonia Antiqua Restaurata - 1823; Antiquities of Oxfordshire - 1823; Pietas Oxoniensis - 1828 and Meyrick's Arms and Armour - 1830.
THIS IS A LIST OF THE STEEL ENGRAVED PLATES.
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Gloucester - Bristol.
Bridge/St Michael's Tower:
The bridge crossed the River Frome.
Cathedral/South East view
'Former Church of Clifton'
Lewin's Mead. 'Singular buildings'
Marsh Street 'The Jolly Sailor' Pub Etc.
Redcliff Church/South View
Redcliff Church/West End
South View of Castle: Built in 1100 Ad. Demolished 1654 by order of Oliver Cromwell.
Temple Street/Old houses
VIEW FROM CLIFTON: Many ships and boats. River Avon. Etc.
Wine Street. Old houses
TO CLEAR SET: Views. Interiors. Etc.
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