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View Of The Tower.
View Of The Tower.
Rowlandson & Pugin delt. et sculpt. Sunderland, aquat.
London Pub. Octr. 1st. 1809, at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101 Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint, 230 x 280mm. 9 x 11". Slight offsetting.
Tower Hill, London. Plate to Volume III of Rudolph Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London', 3 vols., 1808-10. Numbered 'Plate 85, Second.' upper right. On Whatman paper watermarked 1808.
Abbey, Scenery: 212, 85.
[Ref: 9867]   £230.00  
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Trinity House.
Trinity House.
Rowlandson & Pugin delt. et sculpt. Sutherland aquat.
London Pub. Octr. 1st. 1809, at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101 Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint with large margins. Platemark: 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼").
Interior view of a meeting at Trinity House. The Corporation of Trinity House came into being in 1514 by Royal Charter granted by Henry VIII. Trinity House has three main functions; The care of all lighthouses in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar. Providing aids to navigation, e.g. lightvessels, lighthouses, buoys, radio navigation services etc. Serving as a charitable organisation for mariners; looking after their safety, welfare, training etc. The Masters of the Corporation of Trinity House have included the diarist Samuel Pepys and the Duke of Wellington, and Admiral William Penn (father of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania). Published in Ackermann's famous work, the 'Microcosm of London', the figures were drawn by the famous caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson and the architecture by Augustus Pugin.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
[Ref: 34162]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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West India Docks.
West India Docks. Plate 92.
Rowlandson & Pugin delt. et sculpt. Bluck aquat.
London Pub. Jany. 1. 1810, at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101 Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint. Plate 235 x 280mm. 9¼ x 11". Slight staining.
A view of the newly-built West India Docks on the Isle of Dogs in London. Outraged at losses due to theft and delay at London's riverside wharves, Robert Milligan (c. 1746 - 1809) headed a group of powerful businessmen, including the chairman of the West India Merchants of London, George Hibbert, who promoted the creation of a wet dock circled by a high wall. The Docks were constructed in two phases. The two northern-most docks were constructed between 1800 and 1802 (officially opened on 27 August 1802) for the West India Dock Company to a design by leading civil engineer William Jessop (John Rennie was a consultant), and were the first commercial wet docks in London. Plate to Volume III of Rudolph Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London', 3 vols., 1808-10. Numbered 'Plate 92.' upper right. On Whatman paper watermarked 1808.
Abbey, Scenery: 212, 92.
[Ref: 21310]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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