The Army And Navy Club House, Pall Mall.
Drawn by J. Marchant. Engraved by H. Adlard.
Steel engraving on india. 255 x 440mm (10 x 17¼"), very large margins. A view of the Army and Navy Club on the corner of Pall Mall and St James's Square, with the crest of the Stationers' Company above the image. The view was originally published as the Stationers' Almanack for 1853, but this example appears to be from a later compilation.
[Ref: 43280] £260.00
Sydney R. Jones. [signed in pencil.]
Etching. Plate: 390 x 180mm (15¼ x 7") very large margins. A view across the Thames towards Elizabeth Tower which houses the famous bell Big Ben.
[Ref: 43564] £320.00
The South Front of The British Museum.
Drawn by F. Mackenzie. Engraved by H. Adlard.
Steel engraving on india. 255 x 440mm (10 x 17¼") very large margins. A view of the south front of the British Museum, Bloomsbury, facing Great Russell Street. Above the image is the crest of the Stationers' Company. The view was originally published as the Stationers' Almanack 1852, but this example appears to be from a later compilation.
[Ref: 43282] £260.00
The New Extended Front Of Buckingham Palace.
Drawn by J Marchant. Engraved by H. Adlard.
Steel engraving on india. 255 x 440mm (10 x 17¼") very large margins. A view of the East Front of Buckingham Palace, facing St James's Park, designed by Edward Blore and built by Thomas Cubitt, completed in 1850. Above the image is the crest of the Stationers' Company. The view was originally published as the Stationers' Almanack c.1850, but this example appears to be from a later compilation.
[Ref: 43281] £260.00
The New Coal Exchange, Thames Street, at the Ceremony of its Opening in 1849.
Drawn by J. Salmon. Engraved by H. Adlard.
Steel engraving on india. 255 x 440mm (10 x 17¼") very large margins. The opening of the Coal Exchange by Prince Albert (seen in the foreground). Above the image is the crest of the Stationers' Company. The view was originally published as the Stationers' Almanack 1852, but this example appears to be from a later compilation.
[Ref: 43283] £240.00
A Perspective View of Covent Garden. Vüe de Covent Garden.
J. Maurer de. & sc. London 1746.
Engraving and etching. 170 x 280mm (6¾ x 11"). Trimmed to platemark. View of the Covent Garden Piazza looking north, with St Paul's Church on the left.
See 43298 for 1753 version.
[Ref: 43297] £240.00
A Perspective View of Covent Garden. Vüe de Covent Garden.
J. Maurer de. & sc. London 1753.
Engraving and etching, 18th century watermark. 170 x 280mm (6¾ x 11"). Small margins. View of the Covent Garden Piazza looking north, with St Paul's Church on the left.
See 43297 for 1746 version.
[Ref: 43298] £240.00
Looking Over the Dam.
Phillip Brannan del._ R. Carrick lith. Day & Son lith.rs to the Queen.
London, Published June 9th 1851, by Ackermann & Co. 96 Strand, by Appointment to The Queen, H.R.H. Prince Albert and the Royal Family.
Lithograph with tintstone, printed area 320 x 470mm (12½ x 18½"). Margins bit messy. The Crystal Palace viewed from under the dam of the Serpentine in the year it was erected to house the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park in 1851. Following the success of the exhibition, the palace was moved and reconstructed in 1854 in a modified and enlarged form in the grounds of the Penge Place estate at Sydenham Hill, south London; this structure was later destroyed by a fire on 30 November 1936. From a set of large lithographs commemorating the Great Exhibition.
[Ref: 43607] £320.00
The Gem of the Thames Embankment
Edwin Roffe [1878-80]
Etching, platemark 125 x 190mm (5 x 7½") very large margins. Signed in pencil lower left, with Roffe's stamp. View of the Palace of Westminster with Big Ben and Westminster Bridge, from the Thames. Etching by Edwin Roffe (1852-80, fl.).
[Ref: 43697] £75.00
New Government Buildings, Parliament Street.
Drawn by John O'Conner. Engraved by H. Adlard.
Steel engraving on india. 255 x 440mm (10 x 17¼") very large margins. The Whitehall facade of what is now the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, designed by George Gilbert Scott, begun in 1861, finished 1868. Originally the building housed four separate government departments: the Foreign Office, the India Office, the Colonial Office, and the Home Office. Above the image is the crest of the Stationers' Company. The view was originally published as the Stationers' Almanack 1852, but this example appears to be from a later compilation.
[Ref: 43284] £260.00
View of Mr. Hatchetts Capital House in Long Acre. European Mag.
Millar del Walker sc
Publish'd Feb.y 1st 1783 by J. Fielding, Pater noster row, J. Sewell, Cornhill & J. Debrett, Piccadilly.
Engraving, platemark 190 x 210mm (7½ x 8¼"). Folds. The premises of carriage-maker John Hatchett on Long Acre, the main thoroughfare in London's Covent Garden. Hatchett was one of the leading carriage-maker of the period, providing carriages for several prestigious clients. Another carriage-maker, Samuel Hobson, later took over the premises. An unusual Covent Garden street view of this period.
[Ref: 43696] £120.00
Plate XXVI. Entrance into the Metropolis at Hyde Park Corner, from a design made and exhibited 1817.
Etching. 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾") large margins. A sketch of a design for a complex of four triumphal arches at Hyde Park Corner, at the time the main entrance into London from the Knightsbridge tollgate. It appears to be a rival scheme to that of Decimus Burton, whose Wellington Arch and Hyde Park Screen were built in the 1820s.
[Ref: 43301] £110.00
Library of H.R.H. the Duke of Sussex Kensington Palace.
Drawn & Engraved by Tho.s Onwhyn. [c.1820]
Engraving, sheet 185 x 275mm (7¼ x 10¾"). Foxing. The library of Augustus Frederick, duke of Sussex (1773-1843), at Kensington Palace. Because of his asthma, Augustus never held a full-time position and devoted his energies to building up his library, which filled ten rooms and comprised over fifty thousand volumes.
[Ref: 43695] £75.00
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[The 1919 rebuilding of Swan & Edgar, Piccadilly Circus.]
W. Walcot [pencil signature.]
Etching with drypoint. 130 x 200mm (5 x 8"), wide margins. The original facade of the Swan and Edgar can still be seen, with today's building under construction behind. In 1917 the last Zeppelin raid in Britain damaged the building, with this work undertaken in 1919. To the right is the statue of Anteros (popularly known as Eros), still in its original position, before it was moved to Embankment Gardens when work started on the new tube station in 1922. William Walcott R.E (1874 - 1943) was described by Furst as 'next to Brangwyn the greatest decorative etcher this country has produced'.
[Ref: 43212] £190.00
The Quadrant, Regent Street.
T. H. Shepherd del.t. J. Bluck sculp.t
London, Pub.d May 1. 1822. at Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101 Strand.
Colour printed aquatint with some fine hand colour; Sheet: 410 x 540mm (16 x 21¼"). Trimmed to platemark. A view of Regent Street from Piccadilly Circus in which a group of cavalrymen process as other carriages and figures make their way across the street.
[Ref: 43566] £800.00
South Front of Somerset-Place, taken from the River Thames.
Re-Published 1.st Jan.y 1800 by Laurie & Whittle, No. 53 Fleet Street London.
Engraving, watermarked W. King; platemark 290 x 440mm (11½ x 17¼"). Somerset House on the bank of the river Thames, built to designs by Sir William Chambers from 1776 onwards following the demolition the royal residence which previously occupied the site.
[Ref: 43529] £260.00
Theatre Royal Covent Garden
Drawn & Engraved by Daniel Havell
London, Published by J. Taylor, High Holborn 1826
Aquatint, sheet 140 x 215mm (5½ x 8½"). The second Theatre Royal Covent Garden, opened in 1809. It was designed by Robert Smirke and modelled on the Temple of Minerva at Athens, with a frieze by John Flaxman under the portico. In 1855 this theatre, like the previous incarnation, burned down. Only Flaxman's frieze survived, and this was incorporated into the third theatre on the site, designed by E.M. Barry, which survives to this day as the Royal Opera House. Original print designed and engraved by Daniel Havell (d.1825/6), Reading-born artist active in London whose other projects included Henry Salt's 'Twenty Four Views Taken in St Helena' (1809-10).
[Ref: 43587] £95.00
[Trafalgar Square and St Martin-in-the-Fields]
A. Brunet-Debaines [c.1888]
Etching, image 165 x 245mm (6½ x 9½"). Trafalgar Square in London, showing (l-r) one of Sir Edwin Landseer's lions, the National Gallery, the equestrian statue of George IV by Sir Francis Chantrey, and the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Etched by Alfred-Louis Brunet-Debaines (1845-1939), French painter & printmaker. From 1884 to 1897 he lived in Britain, and in 1878–9 and 1887–8 his views of London, Oxford and Edinburgh appeared in 'Portfolio'.
[Ref: 43328] £160.00
A View of Westminster Bridge, with parts adjacent as in the Year 1760. Engraved from the Original Painting.
Sam.l Scott Pinx.t P:C: Canot Sculpt.
London, Printed for R. Wilkinson, R.H. Laurie and Bowles & Carver.
Engraving, platemark 340 x 570mm (13½ x 22½") large margins. FIne view of Westminster Bridge and the riverside, after a painting by Samuel Scott (1701/2-1772), who painted repeatedly from a handful of favoured locations along the river Thames.
For a hand-coloured impression in period frame see ref. 15842.
[Ref: 43528] £480.00
The Sanctuary at Westminster, From a sketch by Doctor Stukeley made before its destruction in 1775. The Santuary at Westminster 1775 [in image lower right]
Pen lithograph, scarce, sheet 210 x 250mm (8¼ x 9¾") large margins. Copy of a sketch by the antiquary and natural philosopher William Stukeley (1687-1765), of a sanctuary in Westminster which Stukeley claimed belonged to Westminster Abbey.
[Ref: 43589] £180.00
The Youth of the Garden See the club-room full crowded, / The lads they all run, / To hear a rum chant [...]
Published Aug.t 2 1793 at No 22 Golden Lane London. Later.
Etching, platemark 270 x 175mm (10½ x 7"). Ballad about young men looking for love, leaving a 'bagnio' with women and bags of money. The image suggests a Covent Garden setting.
[Ref: 43330] £140.00