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The History of Temple Newsam
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Bird's Eye View of Temple Newsam, 1699

This engraving from 1699 shows how the landscape of Temple Newsam was largely set out to a formal design at this time. Can you spot the horseriders in the foreground? They hint at the use of the land for hunting by the rich estate owner, the 'Right Honourable Arthur Lord Ingram Viscount Irwin .

This engraving was created by Johannes Kip (1653 - 1722), from a drawing by artist Leonard Knyff (1650 - 1722). Before the inventionof the camera, drawings and engravings like this one are an invaluable source of information to historians.

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