George Cuitt (1779-1854) is often referred to as The English Piranesi

earned a living as a drawing master in Chester

(he taught the antiquarian author William Young Ottley)

composes ruins that are fermenting with vegetation

a turbulence that agitates the skies,

here Rievaulx and

Fountains Abbeys,


Saxon Arch, St.John's Chester

etching plate 43 from Cuitt's collected works

Wanderings and Pencillings among ruins of the olden times, Nattall, London, 1848