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The Rowing Match_ View, Blackfriars Bridge
The Rowing Match_ View, Blackfriars Bridge
[Printed & Sold by W. Belch / 6, Bridge St., Union St., Boro.]
Wood engraving with fine hand-colouring, scarce; sheet 180 x 255mm (7 x 10"). Trimmed, losing part of image left and right, and text; glued to album sheet.
Rowing match on the Thames, with competitors heading upsteam. St Paul's Cathedral and Blackfriars Bridge on right.
the artist and publication details are supplied here on the basis of similarities between this print and ref. 32278
[Ref: 32282]   £260.00  
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The Sailing Match_ View, Lambeth Church & Palace
The Sailing Match_ View, Lambeth Church & Palace
[Printed & Sold by W. Belch / 6, Bridge St., Union St., Boro.]
Wood engraving with fine hand-colouring, scarce; sheet 180 x 255mm (7 x 10"). Trimmed, losing part of image left and right, and text; glued to album sheet. Unusual lithograph of boy and monkey verso.
Various yachts, boats and other small vessels in a race on the Thames. Lambeth Palace on the far side of the Thames, and St Paul's Cathedral in the background on the left.
the artist and publication details are supplied here on the basis of similarities between this print and ref. 32278
[Ref: 32281]   £220.00  
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The Whale Fishery.
The Whale Fishery. Harpooning the Whale in the Arctic Seas as described to Capt. Scoresby just before its death, when it discharges from its nostrils great quantities of blood & water.
W. Belch
6, Bridge St. Union [St., Boro.]
Fine coloured wood engraving, scarce; sheet 180 x 255mm (7 x 10"). Trimmed, losing edges of image; glued to album sheet.
The death of a whale. Engraved by the popular printmaker William Belch (1790s-1840s, fl.) and probably copied from an earlier image. William Scoresby, senior (1760-1829) was an Arctic whaler and navigator, who between 1785 and 1823 sailed many times to the Greenland whale fishery.
[Ref: 32277]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Grace Darling & Her Father Going to the Rescue of the Forfarshire Steamer.
Grace Darling & Her Father Going to the Rescue of the Forfarshire Steamer. The Forfarshire Steamer (commanded by Capt. Humble) left Hull for Dundee Wednesday Even.g Sept.r 5th 1838 [...]
[?William Belch]
Wood engraving with hand-colouring, sheet 195 x 290mm (7¾ x 11½"). Trimmed; glued to album sheet ; wrinkling to paper.
Grace Darling (1815-42) often assisted her father, lighthouse keeper on Brownsman Island off the Northumbrian coast. The steamer 'Forfarshire', sailing from Hull to Dundee, was wrecked upon the rocks nearby and Darling and her father rescued survivors they saw huddled on a rock. Here Darling and her father (lower right) row out to the survivors, with the battered ship nearby and lighthouse on the far right. The exploit made Grace famous, with poems, biographies and prints such as this responding to the deed.
Impression in National Maritime Museum (PAD6690)
[Ref: 32283]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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July.
July.
Printed, Published & Sold by W. Belch, Staverton Row, Newington Butts, London.
[n.d., c.1810]
Coloured aquatint, 205 x 330mm.8 x 13".
Angling scene from a set of months, by an unknown artist and published by W. Belch (fl.1800-1810). 'Done with commendable simplicity' (Wilder).
see F.L. Wilder, 'English Sporting Prints', pp.194-5.
[Ref: 16274]   £230.00  
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Queen Victoria 1st leaving the Palace to be Crown'd at Westminster Abbey, London, June 28th, 1838.
Queen Victoria 1st leaving the Palace to be Crown'd at Westminster Abbey, London, June 28th, 1838.
[Printed & Sold by W. Belch / 6, Bridge St., Union St., Boro.]
Wood engraving with fine hand-colouring, sheet 185 x 255mm (7 x 10"). Trimmed, losing part of image left and right, and bottom line of text; glued to album sheet.
Queen Victoria leaving Buckingham Palace, where the Gold State Coach waits to drive her to her coronation at Westminster Abbey. The coach, designed by William Chambers and made by Samuel Butler in 1762, has been used at every Coronation from George IV onwards.
the artist and publication details are supplied here on the basis of similarities between this print and ref. 32278
[Ref: 32280]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The grand] Military Feast in Honor of the Queen's Coronation to the Royal Artillery at Woolwich [July 5th 1838]
[The grand] Military Feast in Honor of the Queen's Coronation to the Royal Artillery at Woolwich [July 5th 1838]
[Printed & Sold by W. Belch / 6, Bridge St., Union St., Boro.]
Fine coloured wood engraving, scarce; sheet 180 x 255mm (7 x 10"). Trimmed, losing part of image left and right, and bottom line of text; glued to album sheet; with a cut copy of the new Great Seal of Britain
Banquet scene in the Royal Artillery Barracks at Woolwich, celebrating the Coronation of Queen Victoria. Engraved by the popular printmaker William Belch (1790s-1840s, fl.).
Uncut impression in the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection at Brown University.
[Ref: 32278]   £220.00  
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