FRANCIS STONE (1769-1835, BRITISH) AND DAVID HODGSON (1798-1864, BRITISH) Norwich Castle pen, ink and watercolour, signed and dated Sept 3 1833 lower left, inscribed Figures and Landscape by D Hodgson lower right 16 Â½ x 21 Â½ ins Footnote: Francis Stone was an architect and surveyor for Norwich and the County of Norfolk, who practised in partnership with John Brown.
He was particularly known for:
Â The design of St Andrewâ€™s, Norwich Mental Asylum at Thorpe, built 1811 to 1814, now redeveloped into luxury flats and houses
Â His Patronage of the Norwich School of Artists, in particular David Hodgson who was Secretary and Vice President to the Society and married Stoneâ€™s daughter in 1823
Â His collaboration with Hodgson and their publication of their book, The Picturesque Views of all the Bridges belonging to the County of Norfolk 1831, which contained eighty-four lithographs of bridges, all based on detailed accurate drawings by Stone
Â His designs, plans, elevations and survey of Norwich Castle 1826 and amendments of 1834
Â This Watercolour depicting one of the amended elevations of the castle presents a rare opportunity to acquire an original work by the duo.
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