Interior of the Copper & Brass Worksbelonging to Wm & Russell Pontiex, & E. Goldwin, No. 46, 47 & 48 Shoe Lane.
Aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 280 x 345mm (11 x 13½"). Trimmed inside platemark (losing start of text on left); laid on conservation tissue. Very scarce.
Unusual interior view of the coppersmiths, founders and copper plate makers run by William and Russell Pontifex and Edward Goldwin on Shoe Lane, which runs between Holborn and Fleet Street in central London. The business sold copper plates which in the early 19th century were still widely used by printmakers.
See National Portrait Gallery online database of British artists' suppliers, 1650-1950.
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