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The Aqueduct at Barton in Lancashire.
The Aqueduct at Barton in Lancashire. Built by His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater.
Drawn on the Spot by Wm Orme of Manchester for which he obtaind the Larger Silver Pallet from the Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce.
[Published by Daniel and William Orme, n.d., c.1793.]
Etching and aquatint, open letter proof[?], image 395 x 525mm. Trimmed to plate on three sides, into plate at bottom.
The Barton Aqueduct, built by James Brindley (1716 - 1772), one of the earliest English engineers, to allow the Bridgewater Canal to cross the River Irwell. Having been called in by the Duke of Bridgewater (to whom this print is dedicated) in 1759 to advise upon the project for forming a canal by which the produce of the Worsley coal-mines could be cheaply transported to Manchester, Brindley produced a plan of striking originality. This included the construction of the aqueduct in 1761. This canal, suggested to the Duke of Bridgewater by the Grand Canal of Languedoc, was the first of any importance in England, and formed the commencement of the system of inland navigation in this country. Brindley seems to have laid out, or superintended, the construction of over 365 miles of canals. The most important of these was the Trent and Mersey canal, known as the Grand Trunk. The aqueduct was replaced with the current swing aqueduct when the Manchester Ship Canal was constructed because some sailing ships were unable to pass beyond the bridge. From a drawing by William Orme (1771 - 1854; active), landscape and transparency painter, and brother of Daniel and Edward Orme. This plate published under the title 'View of the celebrated aqueduct at Barton in Lancashire' with dedication to the Duke of Norfolk, President of the Society, on August 26th 1793. Very rare.
See BM: 1872,0713.600. From the Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 57206]   £690.00  
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Outside of a Castle.
Outside of a Castle. To Lady Charlotte Campbell, this print from the original Transparent Drawing by the Revd. Jas. Hook, in Her Ladyship's collection, is humbly dedicated by her most obedt. Servt. Edwd. Orme.
Edwd. Orme, Conduit Street, London. Where may be had a Variety of Transparent Drawings & new Publications [n.d., c.1800].
Transparency, mezzotint with etching, image 225 x 280mm. 8¾ x 11". Trimmed to plate below and to right. Two creases and tear into image upper right.
A castle illuminated by the moon at night; a figure in a boat in the moat in foreground.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 10590]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Ceremony of Lord Nelson's Interment in St Pauls Cathedral, Jan.y 1806.
The Ceremony of Lord Nelson's Interment in St Pauls Cathedral, Jan.y 1806.
Drawn by W.m Orme from a sketch made on the sport by the Rev.d Holt Waring. J. Clark & J. Hamble sculp.t.
Published & Sold Feb.y 1806 by Edw.d Orme Bond Street, the corner of Brook Street, London.
Hand-coloured aquatint, watermark 1804. Plate: 505 x 370mm (20 x 14½''). Central horizontal crease as issued, staining and tear along crease at edges.
An interior view of St Paul's Cathedral showing the funeral of Lord Nelson in 1806. A plate from 'Orme's Graphic history of the life, exploits, and death of Horatio Nelson...' 1806.
Abbey Life 327.
[Ref: 50897]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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The Burial Place of a Peer Zada, Anopther.
The Burial Place of a Peer Zada, Anopther.
Colonel Ward Pinx.t. W. Orme delin. Edw.d. Orme. Excu.t.
Published & Sold Jan.y.1.1803, by Edw.d. Orme, Prinsteller to His Majesty & the Royal Family, 59 New Bond S.t. London.
Aquatint, printed in colour. Plate: 475 x 365mm (18¾ x 14½"). Laid on board. Marking.
Plate 22 from '24 Views in Indostan by William Orme' after drawings by Francis Swaine Ward (1736-1794) showing the tomb of a Muslim holy man at Anupshahr, Uttar Pradesh, the large tower to the left would have served as a lamp stand.
[Ref: 40403]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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View of Mount Vesuvius.
View of Mount Vesuvius. From the Original Transparent Drawing by W.m Orme.
[Engraved by Charles Turner.] Orme, New Bond Street, Excut. R.M.
Sold & Published Feb.y 1, 1799, by Edwd. Orme, New Bond Street, London. Where may be had a great variety of Transparent Prints & every requisite for drawing them.
Rare transparency, aquatint with etching. 170 x 210mm (6¾ x 8¼"). Trimmed to platemark, some wear.
A rare transparency item showing dramatic view of an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the Bay of Naples. Boats and lighthouse in foreground. After William Orme (1771-1854; active), brother of Edward and Daniel. Charles Turner mentions engraving this plate in his diaries.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 53516]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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