By Abraham Swan (British, active 1745–68); engraving by Edward Rooker (British, 1711–1774)
Etching and engraving
13 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (34.9 x 21.6 cm)
Gift of William Gedney Beatty, 1941 (41.100.30)
Swan's British Architect went through a number of English editions prior to 1775 when an American edition was published in Philadelphia. Its designs for homes for the professional and middle classes in England were well suited to the needs of the colonial elite.