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A Barouche with Ackermann's Patent Moveable Axles.
A Barouche with Ackermann's Patent Moveable Axles.
Drawn by C. Blunt. Engraved by S. Mita[missing].
Published Jany. 1 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand, London.
Hand coloured engraving, sheet 145 x 240mm. 5¾ x 9½". Sheet trimmed.
A barouche was a four-wheeled, shallow carriage with two double seats inside, arranged vis-à-vis, so that the sitters on the front seat faced those on the back seat. It had a soft collapsible half-hood folding like a bellows over the back seat and a high outside box seat in front for the driver. It was used principally for leisure driving in the summer. Numbered 'Plate 3, Vol. IX' upper right, for Rudolph Ackermann's 'Repository of Arts' periodical, published from 1809-1829. The formal title of the publication was "Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics", and it discussed and illustrated day to day life, and influenced English taste in fashion, architecture and literature. Ackermann's ingenuity and enterprise were not directed to fine art matters alone. His father had been a coach-builder and harness-maker in Germany and his early years in London were engaged in making designs for many of the principal coach-builders. The preparation of Lord Nelson's funeral car (1805) was entrusted to his skill. Between 1818 and 1820 he was occupied with a patent for movable carriage axles.
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[Brick Lane] Interior of a Gas House.
[Brick Lane] Interior of a Gas House.
Drawn by Charles Blunt. Engraved by J. Dower.
London Published by William Orr Paternoster Row. Septr. 1833.
Engraving. 114 x 142mm. 4½ x 5½". Trimmed to the image along the top edge. Laid on separate album sheet.
Men inside a gas house, stoke the furnaces with coal and wood. Steam swells around the room.
[Ref: 16814]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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A light Pheaton [sic] with Ackermann's Patent Moveable Axles;
A light Pheaton [sic] with Ackermann's Patent Moveable Axles; Built by Mr. Kinder, Gray's Inn Lane.
Drawn by C. Blunt. Engraved by S. Mi[missing].
[Illegible] of R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts &c. Pubd. July 1, 1819 [101 Strand, London].
Hand coloured engraving, image 105 x 170mm. 4 x 6¾". Sheet trimmed.
A Phaeton is a sporty open carriage drawn by a single horse or a pair, typically with four extravagantly large wheels, very lightly sprung, with a minimal body, designed for speed. The name refers to the disastrous ride of mythical Phaëton, son of Helios, who set the earth on fire while attempting to drive the chariot of the sun. Numbered 'Plate 3, Vol. VIII' upper right, for Rudolph Ackermann's 'Repository of Arts' periodical, published from 1809-1829. The formal title of the publication was "Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics", and it discussed and illustrated day to day life, and influenced English taste in fashion, architecture and literature. Ackermann's ingenuity and enterprise were not directed to fine art matters alone. His father had been a coach-builder and harness-maker in Germany and his early years in London were engaged in making designs for many of the principal coach-builders. The preparation of Lord Nelson's funeral car (1805) was entrusted to his skill. Between 1818 and 1820 he was occupied with a patent for movable carriage axles.
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Perspective View of the Southwark Iron Bridge [Taken from the Top of the Shot Manufactory at London Bridge.]
Perspective View of the Southwark Iron Bridge [Taken from the Top of the Shot Manufactory at London Bridge.]
[Blunt] delt. Mitan & Stadler sc.
London, Published by Rowe & Waller, Nov.r 1.st 1811, Fleet Street.
Coloured aquatint, rare. 140 x 196mm. 5½ x 7¾". Cut, crease lower left-hand corner; bit messy.
View of Southwark Bridge from the top of the Shot Manufactory, London Bridge. Shows boats on the River Thames and St Paul's Cathedral on the right.
Collage: p5350704.
[Ref: 26087]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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