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[Barnes] A View of Mortlake up the Thames. Vüe du Mortlake sur la Tamise.
[Barnes] A View of Mortlake up the Thames. Vüe du Mortlake sur la Tamise. No.25.
Tho.s Boydell Delin & Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, & Sold by J.no Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the corner of Queen Street Cheapside London 1753.
Engraving, paper watermarked with very large margins. Plate 255 x 411mm (10 x 16¼"). Hole in sky area.
A view of Mortlake from the Thames with sailing boats on the river and cattle on the river bank. This is actually Barnes looking from Mortlake, with the bay window to the house which later became the residence of the composer Gustav Holst. The White Hart extreme left. From "A Collection of One Hundred Views In England and Wales", made after he turned from engraver to print publisher in 1767. The first collection was issued in 1770, and included some plates by printmakers other than himself.
Adams (London): 47.25; for a coloured and framed impression see ref. 28065
[Ref: 29318]   £450.00  
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St. Clement Danes.
St. Clement Danes. No.44.
Tho.s Boydell Delin Jn.o Boydell Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 1751, by J:no Boydell Engraver at the Globe near Durham Yard in the Strand. Price 1s.
Engraving, paper watermarked with very large margins. Plate 300 x 431mm (11¾ x 17").
View of the interior of the Wren church of St Clement Danes with a gallery running around the wall at the level of the triforium, looking towards the rounded apse, with figures including a cleric talking to two women in the middle-ground to left. In the 18th century Samuel Johnson was a regular member of the congregation. From "A Collection of One Hundred Views In England and Wales". John Boydell's 'Collection of Views' was made after he turned from engraver to print publisher in 1767. The first collection was issued in 1770, and included some plates by printmakers other than himself.
Adams (London): 47.44.
[Ref: 29379]   £100.00   (£120.00 incl.VAT)
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St. Martin's in the Fields. Ja. Gibbs Arch.t
St. Martin's in the Fields. Ja. Gibbs Arch.t No.43.
Tho.s Boydell Delin Jn.o Boydell Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by J: Boydell Engraver 1751 Price 1s.
Engraving, paper watermarked with very large margins. Plate 300 x 431mm (11¾ x 17").
Interior view of James Gibbs' church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, with figures. The church now faces the East side of Trafalgar Square. Benjamin West, the painter and President of the Royal Academy, was married here in 1765. From "A Collection of One Hundred Views In England and Wales". John Boydell's 'Collection of Views' was made after he turned from engraver to print publisher in 1767. The first collection was issued in 1770, and included some plates by printmakers other than himself.
Adams (London): 47.43.
[Ref: 29378]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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St. Stephen Walbrook. Sir. Christ.r Wren Arch.t
St. Stephen Walbrook. Sir. Christ.r Wren Arch.t No.41.
Tho.s Boydell Delin. Jn.o Boydell Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by J. Boydell Engraver at the Globe near Durham Yard in the Strand London 1750. Price 1s.
Engraving, paper watermarked with very large margins. Plate 269 x 361mm (10½ x 14¼").
Interior of St Stephen Walbrook, one of many London churches designed by Christopher Wren following the Great Fire; Corinthian columns supporting ceiling with dome; elegantly dressed figures in otherwise open space; in rococo proscenium with title on banderole below. From "A Collection of One Hundred Views In England and Wales". John Boydell's 'Collection of Views' was made after he turned from engraver to print publisher in 1767. The first collection was issued in 1770, and included some plates by printmakers other than himself.
Adams (London): 47.41.
[Ref: 29376]   £100.00   (£120.00 incl.VAT)
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The Temple Church.
The Temple Church. The Temple Church is one of the most Beautiful Gothic Structures we see in England, supported by neat slender Pillars, compos’d of what is usually call’d Sussex Marble. It is a lightsome Airy Church, disincumber’d with Galleries which generally hide the Beauty of these Sacred Buildings in London. There is a Tradition that the Church was founded by Dunwallo Mulmutus a British King Anno Mundi 4748; but most are of Opinion it was erected, or at least rebuilt by the Knights Templars about the year 1185. No.42.
Tho.s Boydell Delin 1750. L. Boydell Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by J: Boydell at the Globe near Durham Yard in the Strand London 1750. Price 1s.
Engraving, paper watermarked with very large margins. Plate 275 x 361mm (10¾ x 14¼").
Interior view of the Temple Church; the vaulted ceiling supported by two rows of columns, fashionably dressed figures strolling through. From "A Collection of One Hundred Views In England and Wales". John Boydell's 'Collection of Views' was made after he turned from engraver to print publisher in 1767. The first collection was issued in 1770, and included some plates by printmakers other than himself.
Adams (London): 47.42.
[Ref: 29377]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of Westminster Bridge.
A View of Westminster Bridge. [&] Sir Watkin Williams Wynn Baronet.
Tho.s Boydell Delin & Sculp. [&] T. Hudson Pinxit. J. Aberry fecit Aquâforti 1753.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament & Sold by J. Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the Corner of Queen Street Cheapside London 1753.
Etching with engraving. 255 x 420mm (19 x 16½"). Narrow margins, tear entering image on right of prospect; portrait trimmed to image on left, tear in top edge taped. Printed on both sides as in BM.
An oddity: a prospect of Westminster Bridge printed on one side and a portrait of Watkin Williams Wynn printed on the reverse. The top plate mark of the prospect is aligned with the right plate mark of the portrait. The artist, Thomas Boydell, is obscure: the BM describes him as a 'Member of Boydell family'.
See BM 1880,1113.1319 for the same pairing.
[Ref: 46405]   £350.00  
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A View of Westminster Bridge. Vüe du Pont de Westminster.
A View of Westminster Bridge. Vüe du Pont de Westminster. No.23.
Tho. Boydell Delin & Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, & Sold by J. Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the Corner of Queen Street Cheapside London 1753.
Engraving, paper watermarked with large margins. Plate 255 x 420mm (10 x 16½").
A very fine view down the River Thames, with Westminster Bridge in the centre and St Paul's in the distance at the right; a number of boats on the water. The tower on the north side of the river is an octagonal water tower. Extensive text in English and French below. Westminster Bridge was the second London bridge to be built, and inspired, amongst other tributes, Wordsworth's 'Upon Westminster Bridge' beginning 'Earth has not anything to show more fair'. John Boydell's 'Collection of Views' was made after he turned from engraver to print publisher in 1767. The first collection was issued in 1770, and included some plates by printmakers other than himself.
Adams (London): 47.23; for another impression see ref. 20972
[Ref: 29316]   £450.00  
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A View of Wesminster Bridge. This noble Bridge, not inferior to any in the World, in 1220 Feet long. This divided into 73 large Arches, 2 small Ones, 14 Piers, & 62 Abutmnets. The middle Arche is 76 Feet in diameter...It took up almost double the Quantity
A View of Wesminster Bridge. This noble Bridge, not inferior to any in the World, in 1220 Feet long. This divided into 73 large Arches, 2 small Ones, 14 Piers, & 62 Abutmnets. The middle Arche is 76 Feet in diameter...It took up almost double the Quantity of Stone, compar'd to that used in St. Paul's Cathedral. Vüe du Pont de Westminster. Ce noble Pont, qui n'est inferieur a aucune dans le Monde, est de 1220 Pieds de long, il est divisé en 13 large Arcades, & 2 petit Arches, 14 Piliers, 2 Aboutisans...Il a pris presque la double quantitée des Pierres en comparaison de celles employées dans celay de la Cathedrale de St. Paul.
Tho.s Boydell Delin & Sculp. No.23.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament & Sold by J. Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the Corner of Queen Street Cheapside London 1753.
Engraving. Plate 255 x 419mm, (10 x 16½") with very large margins. Creasing in sky area.
A view of Westminster Bridge from the west with vessels on the River Thames.
[Ref: 39805]   £330.00  
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