'Stoke Bishop the Seat of Sr Thomas Cann' 
Original copper-plate engraving by Johannes Kip, Brittania Illustrated, c.1707


"Stoke Bishop the Seat of S(i)r Thomas Cann"

Original copper-plate engraving designed and executed by Johannes Kip (1653-1722) for the most important English topographical publications of the 18th Century,

Brittania Illustrated, of views of Several of the Queen's Places as also of he Principal Seats of the Noblity and Gentry " of Great Britain Curiously engraved on 80 Copper Plates"

Robert Cann born in 1624 was the eldest son of William Cann (1600 - 1658) who was a Bristol Merchant and mayor of Bristol in 1648/9. Robert Cann Jr. was admitted to the freedom of Bristol in 1646 on the strength of his being the eldest son of William Cann. Robert twice became the Mayor of Bristol in 1662 and 1675. When he bought land at Stoke Bishop just outside Bristol on which to build a house, his success in moving into the county elite was marked by his term as High Sheriff in 1676. He was Bristol's Member of Parliament in 1678. Robert received the honour of knighthood from King Charles the Second on 22nd April 1662, then was given the baronetcy on the 13th September 1662.His SOon William later inherited the baronetcy from his father and became the 2nd Baronet of Compton Green.His son, Sir Thomas Cann, held the office of Alderman of Bristol. He lived at Stoke Bishop, Gloucestershire, England. and was invested as a Knight on 18 April 1680.
Condition= Original Laid paper in excellent condition. Hand coloured.
Size of copper plate mark = 345mm x 440mm Framed Presentation= Conservation cotton matand backing, Conservation Ultra Violet blocking glass, timber embossed frame amd gold beaded fillet. Price = AUD $ 995 Return to CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE
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