[View of Westminster Bridge, Transport House and no. 11-12 Manchester Buildings with boats and passengers on the River Thames.] &[A View of London Bridge before the late Alteration as in the Year 1757]
Pair of framed engravings with hand-colouring, varnished and in their original 18th century frames. Unique. Outside dimensions of frames each approx 460 x 710mm. 18 x 28". Both prints trimmed to image, occasional surface loss, three small holes in London Bridge view, some damage to frames.
A pair of panoramic views along the Thames with contemporary colour and varnishing, in decorative rococo frames. With original manuscript labels reading 'Westminster Bridge 1747' and 'London Bridge 1757' on reverse.The buildings on London Bridge were demolished in 1760. Engraved by Pierre Charles Canot (c.1710-77) from paintings by the marine painter Samuel Scott (c.1702-1772), who painted many Thames scenes. Canot was an extremely versatile engraver whose London prints also included a series of dockyards for Thomas Milton. Extremely rare, probably a unique buying opportunity.
Provenance: Old Depositories, Chichester Estate 156
[Ref: 15842] £950.00