Isometric View Of Proposed Improvements In The Neighbourhood Of Smithfield. [&]Ground Plan Of Proposed Improvements In The Neighbourhood Of Smithfield.
King, Litho: College Hill, City.
Pair of chromolithographs, sheets c.445 x 640mm. Repaired tear into title area of each.
Artist's impression and plan of proposed improvements to the area around Smithfield Market, the plan including three vignette views of proposed features. James Bunston Bunning's (1802 - 1863) designs were not in the end adopted. The present Smithfield meat market on Charterhouse Street was established by an Act of Parliament: the 1860 Metropolitan Meat and Poultry Market Act. It is a large market with permanent buildings, designed by City architect Sir Horace Jones, who was also responsible for Billingsgate and Leadenhall Markets. Meat has been traded at Smithfield Market for over 800 years, making it one of the oldest markets in London. A livestock market occupied the site as early as the 10th century. The lithography by George Hawkins (1819 - 1852).
From the Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 7990] £850.00