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Portchester Castle engraving N110147

PORTCHESTER CASTLE, Hampshire. " An inside view of Portchester Castle in Hampshire. Dedicated to the Officers of the Militia. Engraved from a drawing taken on the spot by an Officer." Coloured engraving by James Peake dated 1720. MAYSON BEETON COLLECTION

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Media ID 5306863

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Engraving Fortification Georgian


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Discover the captivating history of Portchester Castle with our exquisite jigsaw puzzle from Media Storehouse. Featuring an intricately detailed engraving by the Historic England Photo Library (N110147), this puzzle brings the rich heritage of Hampshire to your home. immersively. Step inside the walls of this historic castle, originally built to protect the Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum, and explore the dedication to the Militia Officers. With each piece fitting seamlessly into place, this puzzle offers a challenging yet rewarding experience for puzzle enthusiasts. Transport yourself back in time and unveil the secrets hidden within the walls of Portchester Castle.

Made in the USA, 1014-piece puzzles measure 20" x 30" (50.8 x 76.2 cm). Every puzzle is meticulously printed on glossy photo paper, which has a strong 1.33 mm thickness. Delivered in a black storage cardboard box, these puzzles are both stylish and practical. (Note: puzzles contain small parts and are not suitable for children under 3 years of age.)

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Estimated Product Size is 76cm x 50.8cm (29.9" x 20")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
Portchester Castle, located in the English county of Hampshire, is a remarkable example of medieval military architecture. This engraving, titled "An inside view of Portchester Castle," dates back to 1720 and is part of the Mayson Beeton Collection held by Historic England. The image was meticulously engraved by James Peake from a drawing taken on-site by an officer, providing an authentic and intriguing glimpse into the past. Portchester Castle, with its rich history spanning over a thousand years, has served variously as a Roman fort, a Norman palace, and a Tudor fortress. The castle's impressive structure, depicted in the engraving, showcases its defensive features, including the towering circular keep, the curtain walls, and the moat. The castle's strategic location on the south coast of England, overlooking the Solent, made it an essential fortification throughout history. The dedication on the engraving, "Dedicated to the Officers of the Militia," highlights the castle's significance during the Georgian era when it served as a training ground for the militia. The militia was an essential part of the country's defense system, and Portchester Castle provided an ideal location for their training due to its historical importance and strategic position. This beautifully colored engraving offers a unique perspective of Portchester Castle, allowing us to appreciate its grandeur and historical significance. It serves as a testament to the castle's enduring allure and the meticulous craftsmanship of the engraving by James Peake. The engraving is a valuable addition to the Mayson Beeton Collection, providing a fascinating insight into the history of Portchester Castle and the Georgian era.

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