Rosherville Gardens [Four views].From the Steps of the Esplanade. [&] Esplanade, Looking Westward. [&] The Fountain. [&] Banquet Hall.
Printed in Gardens. 1843. [All plates.]
Set of four rare lithographs, each image c.120 x 170mm, 4¾ x 6¾" (one plate in portrait orientation). Two plates with small tears at lower right corners.
Aspects of the pleasure garden in Gravesend, Kent. The gardens were laid out in 1837 by George Jones (a businessman from Islington in north London) in one of the disused chalk pits in Northfleet, covering an area of 17 acres. Their full title was the 'Kent Zoological and Botanical Gardens Institution’. They became a favourite destination for thousands of Londoners during good weather, many travelling by paddle steamer down the River Thames to disembark at the pier built to service the gardens. They closed in 1901. These views were printed for visitors as souvenirs, from a press in the gardens themselves; they represent a scarce and interesting pictorial record of the early history of Victorian outdoor recreation.
Not in Abbey Scenery.
[Ref: 24265] £150.00