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[Cambridge. Clare College and Bridge.] 63.
[Cambridge. Clare College and Bridge.] 63.
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] [Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.]

Clare College, Cambridge, was founded in 1326, and is the second-oldest college still forming part fo the University of Cambridge. Founded by Richard de Badew as University Hall, the college hit financial hardship, whereby it was refounded as Clare Hall by an endowment from Elizabeth de Clare. The bridge connects Old Court to Memorial Court. Old Court, built between 1638 and 1715, which answers the varying architectural styles from English Gothic to neo-classicism.
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[Cambridge. Trinity College, The Fountain.]
[Cambridge. Trinity College, The Fountain.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature].
[n.d. c.1920.]
Etching. 260 x 280mm (10¼ x 11").
The fountain in the Great Court of Trinity College, fed by a conduit leading from a spring more than a mile away.
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[Canongate Tolbooth.] 68.
[Canongate Tolbooth.] 68. [Canongate Tolbooth, which stands amongst a number of other fine old buildings, built in 1591, when this was a separate burgh with it own magistrate. It is a good example of the French style of architecture, with its tower and corbelled turrets, forestair, and high dormer heads. Over the archway of the door are the words "Pro patria et posteris, 1591." The building contained a jail on the ground floor, and the Countil Chambers, or Court Room, on the first floor, where the Bailies of the Canongate gave their decisions, and where the councillors of the burgh met. The building ceased to have a separate municipal existence in 1856. The projecting clock was added in the last century.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 284 x 255mm. 11¼ x 10".
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[The Norman Porch and Staircase, Canterbury Cathedral.] 36.
[The Norman Porch and Staircase, Canterbury Cathedral.] 36. [This is a wonderfully well preserved piece of Norman work, having been constructed about 1130-40. It is now the approach to the principal schoolroom of the famous King's School, which claims to have been in existence in the days of Ethelbert and Augustine; at one time the hall-or schoolroom- -was used for dispensing hospitality to necessitous pilgrims. The School was refounded in the reign of Henry VIII., and has an outstanding scholastic record; many eminent men commenced their education here. As a memorial to the scholars who fell in the war of 1914-18, the level of the ground in the vicinity of the Staircase was sunk, thereby exposing the Norman base of the columns on which the schoolroom rests.]
Arthur [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 285 x 255mm. 11¼ x 10".
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[Canterbury Cathedral West Front.] 35.
[Canterbury Cathedral West Front.] 35. [The West Front of the Cathedral shows the Great Cloisters, and the Nave, which were rebuilt at the beginning of the fifteenth century. The Perpendicular style Nave is flanked at the West Front by towers, whose massive buttresses, rising in tiers, are in striking and beautiful contrast to the straight lines of the central tower. The South West tower is an original Perpendicular structure of about 1495, while the North Western one was copied from it in 1834-40, replacing a Norman tower which had become unsafe. The Cathedral to-day is largely the work of two detached centuries; it was begun in 1070 and completed in 1503. It was in this Cathedral that Thomas-a-Becket was murdered in 1170. The Cloister incorporates fragments of fine Norman work and beautiful Early English arcading, although it is of Perpendicular style in the mian. Beyond the Cloister is the Library, which was the only part of the Cathedral to be seriously damaged by the deliberate German bombing attack in the last war.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 285 x 255mm. 11¼ x 10".
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[Chepstow Castle.] 75.
[Chepstow Castle.] 75. Chepstow, which lies on the right bank of the River Wye, has been the scene of important events in English history. The old town was defended by a wall on the south and west sides, by the river on the east and on the north side of the Castle. This is of Norman and English construction, and was begun by one of the followers of William the Conquerer. The Castle is divided into four courts, with the encircling walls protected by a number of round towers, and with a deep ditch on the land side. On the left of the gateway is a large round tower, known as Marten's Tower, because for twenty years after the restoration of the monarchy it was the prison of Sir Henry Marten, one of the signatories to the death warrant of Charles I. In another part of the tower, Jeremy Taylor, the author of "Holy Living and Holy Dying," was detained as a political prisoner. The Castle to-day is largely in ruins.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 260 x 284mm. 10¼ x 11¼".
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[Cleopatra's Needle and Waterloo Bridge] [No.5]
[Cleopatra's Needle and Waterloo Bridge] [No.5]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.]
Etching. Image 139 x 197mm. 5½ x 7¾".
View along the Embankment with Cleopatra's Needle in the Foreground against the backdrop of Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House.
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[Courtyard of the New Inn, Gloucester.] 79.
[Courtyard of the New Inn, Gloucester.] 79. [The New Inn at Gloucester is amoung the dozen oldest hostels in England, having been built about 1455 by John Twining, a monk of the Abbey. It was the intention to give hospitality to the pilgrims to the shrine of Edward II., who was buried in the Abbey after being murdered (1327). People flocked to his tomb, miracles were reported, and the New Inn was built to accomodate the crowds. This ancient inn undoubtedly was the halting-place for countless pilgrims, and it remains a striking timbered building with a fine galleried courtyard. It was near here that Robert Raikes, the Father of Sunday Schools, was born.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 285 x 255mm. 11¼ x 10".
[Ref: 14651]   £35.00   (£42.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dryburgh Abbey, Scotland.] 73.
[Dryburgh Abbey, Scotland.] 73. [Dryburgh Abbey was founded in 1150 by David I., and quickly became a rich and powerful community. Like Melrose, however, it was several times plundered by invading English troops, and after complete destruction in 1544, it was never rebuilt. The Abbey lands changed hands, and in 1700 belonged to forebears of Sir Walter Scott. Later, however, the Scott family had only the right to "stretch their bones" in the Abbey. The north transept contains the graves of Scott, his wife and family, and his son-in-law and biographer, J.G. Lockhart. Here too is the grave of Earl Haig, the hero of the 1914-1918 war. On the hillside behind the Abbey is a large statue of Wallace, erected by David, Earl of Buchan. The ruins of the Abbey and their lovely surroundings were presented to the nation in 1918 by Lord Glenconner.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 255 x 285mm. 10 x 11¼".
[Ref: 14645]   £35.00   (£42.00 incl.VAT)
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[Holyrood Palace, Scotland.] 72.
[Holyrood Palace, Scotland.] 72. [Holyrood Palace is the chief royal palace in Scotland, and the residence of Mary, Queen of Scots, for the six tragic years. The buildings are in an unimposing French style forming a quadrangle, with the historical apartments on one side the state apartments on the other. The Palace was begun in 1500 by James IV. Since the departure of James VI (1603) to ascend the English throne, Holyrood has seldom been visited, and never occupied for any length of time, by any crowned head. Queen Victoria occassionally used the Palace, and George V. and Queen Mary were in residence for some days n 1927.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching with accompanying letterpress text. 255 x 286mm. 10 x 11¼". Small crease to lower right corner
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, with a view of the ruined Augustinian abbey, founded in 1128 at the order of King David I of Scotland.
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[John Knox's Home. Edinburgh.] 71.
[John Knox's Home. Edinburgh.] 71. [John Knox's house is an interesting old house projecting into the High Street of Edinburgh. Knox's 'manse' is known to have been further up the street, but it is believed that he lived here for some time, towards the end of his life. Over part of the front of the ground floor is an inscription "Lufe God abufe al, and thi nychtbour as thi-self." The house, which stands near the old lower gate of the City, was purchased by the Free Church. The interior is well preserved and many relics of Knox are stored there. Perhaps the most interesting is the study where the great reformer is traditionally believed to have worked until a fortnight before his death.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 256 x 285mm. 10 x 11¼".
John Knox (c.1510-1572) was Scottish clergyman and leader of the Protestant Reformation, and considered to be the founder of the Presbyterian denomination. Educated at the University of St Andrews and influenced by reformers such as George Wishart, he joined the movement to reform the Scottish church.
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[Kenilworth Castle.] 21.
[Kenilworth Castle.] 21. [The Castle was built in 1122 by Geoffrey de Clinton, Chamberlain to Henry I. In the reign of King John, the Castle reverted to the Crown, the King paid several visits to it and he is believed to have constructed Lunn's Tower in the western corner. The Castle played an important part in the history of this country, and is associated with Simon de Montfort, the father of the British Parliament, and with Queen Elizabeth who was sumptuously entertained there by her favourite, Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester. These entertainments were of times most fantastic and extravegant, and one costing Leicester £1,000 a day is reported to have lasted seventeen days. Sir Walter Scott has made Kenilworth almost as famour as Shakespeare did Stratford. It is thought likely that Shakespeare when a boy may have travelled to Kenilworth to see some of the gorgeous entertainments given by the Earl of Leiciester, and that in "Midsummer Night's Dream" he re-produced his youthful impressions.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 257 x 288mm. 10 x 11¼".
[Ref: 14609]   £30.00   (£36.00 incl.VAT)
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[Peter Pan.] [No.9]
[Peter Pan.] [No.9]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.]
Etching with original description sheet. 200 x 140mm (5½ x 8") large margins. Slight mount stain.
View of the statue of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan held in Kensington Gardens.
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[Linlithgow Castle.] 66.
[Linlithgow Castle.] 66. [Linlithgow Palace is a fine example of a fortified palace, with a most attractive inner quadrangle, which dates from the 14th century. It was destroyed by fire in 1746, and since then has remained roofless. The Palace was for many years a favourite seat of Scottish royalty. Prince Charles was entertained here in 1745, and James IV., James V. and Mary of Guise held court, and Parliamentes and Councils sat here. The quadrangle contains a richly sculptured fountain built by James V. On one side of the building is the Great Hall, with its finely carved fireplace and a minstrel's gallery. In the Royal Apartments, were born James V. (1512) and Mary, Queen of Scots (1542). Although largely in ruins to-day, the Castle, situated as it is almost surrounded by the Loch, is an imposing and impressive building.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 259 x 285mm. 10¼ x 11¼".
[Ref: 14638]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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[Melrose Abbey.] 69.
[Melrose Abbey.] 69. [Melrose Abbey, one of the most beautiful of ruined abbeys in Britain, was founded in the 12th Century. Round it are gathered some of the richest ecclesiastical memories of Scotland. Here was written the ancient Chronica de Maulors, which gives an account of Scottish affairs from 735/1270. In the Chapter House the barons of Yorkshire swore loyalty to Alexander II. (1215). Lying in the centre of the chief highway, the Abbey was frequently enriched by returning conquerors, and suffered the first devastation of vindictive invaders. Sir Walter Scott gives a good picture of the life and spirit of the place in his book "The Monastery." The Abbot Boniface may be taken as a true representative of the ecclesiastics whose remains moulder beneathe the ruins. To-day all that is left is the eastern part of the nave and the transepts, with ruins of the central tower and the chancel. The building was given to the nation by the Duke of Buccleuch in 1918.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 257 x 285mm. 10¼ x 11¼".
[Ref: 14641]   £35.00   (£42.00 incl.VAT)
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[Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon.] 25.
[Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon.] 25. [The original Shakespeare memorial, consisting of a theatre, picture gallery and library, built in 1877, was largely destroyed by fire in 1926. At the request of the governors, the Royal Institute of British Architects instituted a competition to open to architects in the British Isles, Canada and the United States of America. The plan chosen was that of Miss Elizabeth Scott, and the new building was opened in April, 1932. It is a brick building of bolds, rather severe, outlings, standing in an unrivalled position on the bank of the Avon. The shell of the old theatre was converted into a fine Conference Hall seating between four and five hundred persons. The theatre is elaborately equipped to ensure the same continuity of scenes as the plays had in Shakespeare's day. Every year the theatre presents a festival of plays both by Shakespeare and other playwrights.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 257 x 280mm. 10 x 11".
[Ref: 14613]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Corpus Christi College, Oxford.] [No.52.]
[Corpus Christi College, Oxford.] [No.52.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature.]
[n.d. c.1925.]
Etching. Plate 201 x 140mm. 8 x 5½". Mint.
A view of the quadrangle in Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The college is note for the pillar sundial as seen here in the main quad, and is known as the Pelican Sundial, which was erected in 1581 by Charles Turnbull.
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[New College, Oxford.] [No.51.]
[New College, Oxford.] [No.51.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature.]
[n.d. c.1925.]
Etching. Plate 203 x 140mm. 8 x 5½". Mint.
The rear entrance to New College, in New College Lane, Oxford. New College is one of the oldest of the Oxford colleges, having originally been founded in 1379. The college was originally established for the education of priests, there being a shortage of properly educated clergy after the black death.
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[St John's College, Oxford.] [No.49.]
[St John's College, Oxford.] [No.49.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature.]
[n.d. c.1925.]
Etching. Plate 202 x 140mm. 8 x 5½". Mint.
A view of the entrance to the Great Lawn and Groves at the Canterbury Quad at St John's College, Oxford. The quad was the first example of Italian Renaissance architecture in Oxford.
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[St Mary the Virgin, Oxford.] [No.52]
[St Mary the Virgin, Oxford.] [No.52]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature.]
[n.d. c.1920.]
Etching. Plate 198 x 140mm. 7¾ x 5½".
The University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford. The south porch, seen here, was built in 1637 and designed by Nicholas Stone, master mason to Charles I. It is a highly eccentric baroque porch with spiral columns supporting a curly pediment framing a small niche with a statue of the Virgin and Child, underneath a gothic fan vault.
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[Ross-on-Wye.] 76.
[Ross-on-Wye.] 76. [The attractive market town of Ross lies on the River Wye in Herefordshire. The town's most prominent building is the thirteenth century church, which stands on a rock overlooking the town, with its graceful spire a conspicuous landmark for miles around. It is opposite to the Markey Hall, a building or red sandstone erected in the reign of Charles II. The quiet, pleasant streets of Ross have made the town a favourite with artists and writers, amongst them Charles Dickins. It was here that he met his friend and biographer, John Forster, and decided to undertake his American reading tour of 1867-8; also associated with the town is the charitable and eccentric John Kyrles, immortalized by Alexander Poper as "The Man of Ross." Ross-on-Wye is in every way a typical market town of the West Country.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 249 x 279mm. 9¾ x 11".
[Ref: 14648]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Landgate, Rye.] 39.
[The Landgate, Rye.] 39. [Rye was on the places which was added, with Winchelsea, to the confederation of the Cinque Ports of Henry II. in the thirteenth century. The Lindgate, or as it is now called the Landgate, is the only survival of the three portals which were built by Edward III. in 1360 as a part of Rye's fortifications. It is a beautifully proportioned massive building consisting of a broad archway flanked by massive towers with upper chambers. The Gate, although well preserved, shows many scars of battle, proving it was built for use and not ornament. Some years ago it was renovated with great care, and now forms a picturesque and interesting relic.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 256 x 282mm. 10 x 11".
[Ref: 14620]   £35.00   (£42.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mermaid Inn, Rye.] 40.
[Mermaid Inn, Rye.] 40. [The Mermaid Inn is a rambling, half-timbered building, and one of the best examples of old English domestic architecture in existence. It has broad open fireplaces, with great beams over its rafted ceilings, Dutch tiling and fine panelled rooms. Although the Inn has been modernized and is now a private hotel, the restoration work has been sympathetically done, and it still retains the atmosphere of a seafarers' inn of the old times. The Inn has many literary and historical associations, and was almost certainly known to John Fletcher, the well known Elizabethan dramatist, was was born in Rye. One of the interesting stories of the Inn is that concerning the ghost which is said to appear at midnight. Many writers and artists have lived in the town, including William Thackeray, Millais, Ruskin and Henry James.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 280 x 260mm. 11 x 10¼".
[Ref: 14621]   £35.00   (£42.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ypres Tower, Rye.] 42.
[Ypres Tower, Rye.] 42. [Ypres Tower is the oldest secular building in the Cinque Ports, with the exception of Dover Castle. At the time of its erection by William de Ypres, Earl of Kent, in the twelfth century, it was the only protection of the town, the walls and gateways being of a later date. The Tower was the last retreat of the people of Rye on the many occassions when the French sacked the town. Built on the summit of a rock rising sheer out of the sea, it was of great strength as a fortress. It is built of sandstone, with four circular turrets, of two stories and a basement. From the corners of each room massive iron-studded doors lead to the towers, the walls of which are four feet thick. For some two hundred years the tower was in use as a prison; to-day it stands as a picturesque reminder of the long history of the small town.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 256 x 284mm. 10 x 11¼".
[Ref: 14623]   £30.00   (£36.00 incl.VAT)
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[Scott's Memorial. Princes Street, Edinburgh.] 64.
[Scott's Memorial. Princes Street, Edinburgh.] 64. [The monument to Sir Walter Scott is a graceful Gothic cross or tower, about 200 feet high. It forms a canopy beneath which is a figure of Scott seated with his favourite dog, and was carved in grey Carrara marble by Sir John Steell. The monument was erected between 1840 and 1844 from the design of George Kemp, a young architect who while travelling through Europe in order to study Gothic architecture, supported himself by working as an ordinary mason. In the niches are characters from some of Scott's work - Prince Charles Stewart, the Lady of the Lake, Meg Merrilies, and the Last Minstrel being the most notable, while the capitals of the pilasters supporting the vaulted roof are ornamented by likenesses of celebrated Scottish writers, including Burns, Hogg, Allan Ramsay, Smollett, Byron, James Thomson, James 1st and Drummond of Hawthornden. In the background may be seen the Castle.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image].
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 280 x 255mm. 11 x 10".
[Ref: 14636]   £35.00   (£42.00 incl.VAT)
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[Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon.] 18.
[Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon.] 18. [This building is a double two-storey gabled house. The room in which Shakespeare was born overlooks the street. The house once contained sixteen rooms, although now the attic floors have been removed to make room for a museum containing relics and documents relating to Shakespeare. The house is typical of those occupied by well-to-do tradesmen in the sixteenth century. The eastern portion was purchased by John Shakespear, the father, in 1556; the western half, which contains the room in which Shakespeare was born, was not purchased until 1575, although occupied by the family some years earlier. On his death, Shakespeare left the house to his sister, Joan Hart, and it remained in the possession of the Hart family until 1808, when it was purchased by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust In 1857-8 the Trustees carefully restored the building as nearly as possible to its original condition. The house has been a place of pilgrimage for thousands of visitors, and in the room in which the poet was born may be seen many signatures on the walls and windows, including those of Kean, Thackeray, Dickins and Sir Walter Scott. Nearly 150,000 persons visit this buidling annually, including many Americans.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Ethcing. 254 x 282mm. 10 x 11¼".
[Ref: 14606]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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[Anne Hathway's Cottage. Stratford-on-Avon.] 17.
[Anne Hathway's Cottage. Stratford-on-Avon.] 17. [Anne Hathaway's Cottage, in the village of Shottery, one mile from Shakespeare's Birthplace, was the early home of Shakespeare's wife and of her family. The property was in the Hathaway family from the time of Henry VIII. to 1838. It is a thatched cottage of the Elizabethan period, and is preserved with much furniture of corresponding date. No building in England is more famous than this "humble" cottage, and no place excepting Shakespeare's Birthplace has more visitors. The cottage, or house, is furnished in a homely style. In one room is the famous courting settle beside the hearth, where it would be well in view of the parents sitting at either end of the chimney corner. The house is of interest as a typical thatched Elizabethan farmstead, but it is its association with Shakespeare that has made it a centre of attraction for visitors to Stratford.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 256 x 285mm.
[Ref: 14605]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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[Stirling Castle.] 65.
[Stirling Castle.] 65. [Stirling Castle stands in a commanding position and is the chief feature in the town of Stirling. The building has many historical associations; in it Alexander I. (1124) and William the Lion (1214) died, and James II. (1430) and James IV. (1473) were born. The four stunted drum towers at the entrance gateway were erected by James III. in the 15th century, who also built the square baronial tower in which James VI. was educated. On the left of the outer court is the palace, begun in 1540 by James V., a fantastic building with curious pillars and emblematic figures, with a statue of James V. on one corner. A passage corner of the court leads to a garden and to the Douglas room, in which is preserved John Knox's pulpit. The Castle was captured by the English in 1296, and held by them until their defeat at the Battle of Bannockburn. The Castle which dominates the town of Stirling, has a magnificent view of the Grampians and of central Scotland.[
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 256 x 285mm. 10 x 11¼".
[Ref: 14637]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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[Grammar School, Stratford-on-Avon.] 23.
[Grammar School, Stratford-on-Avon.] 23. [The Grammar School at Stratford-on-Avon is situated in the upper floor of the Guildhall. It was here that Shakespeare was educated, and it has been suggested that it was in the hall below that he had his first introduction to the drama, when it was visited by companies of strolling players. John Shakespeare, his father, was the High Bailiff (1569). The School was originally the School of the Guild of the Holy Cross, and as early as the reign of Edward I, this was a flourishing society associated for mutual benefit-religion, social and educational work. It was founded by Thomas Jolyffe centuries before the inhabitants obtained a Charter for the transference of the estates of the Guild to themselves. It is sometimes miscalled King Edward VI. School. The building was constructed in 1473, and was used for meetings of the Corporation down to 1842. Behind the Guildhall is the former "Pedagogue's House," now school-rooms, which was built about 1428.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 281 x 259mm. 11 x 10¼".
[Ref: 14611]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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[Harvard House.] 22.
[Harvard House.] 22. [Harvard House in the High Street of Stratford-on-Avon was the home of Katherine Rogers, afterwards Harvard, the founder of the American University of that name. It was carefully restored in 1909. Beneath the front window are inscribed the initials of Thomas and Alice Roger, parents of Katherine Rogers. Apart from its associations for Americans, the house is remarkable as a very fine and ornate example of late Elizabethan timber-work, anticipating the style known as Jacobean. The entire front is covered with a profusion of carved ornament, to such an extent that little of the timber frame has been left plain. Above the bracket heads on the ground floor is the carving of a female head, somewhat mutilated, and possibly intended to be Queen Elizabeth. Other parts of the house are of later date, a fire in 1595 having destroyed parts of it. The upstairs parlous is notable for beautiful oak panelling and for its period furniture.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 285 x 252mm. 11¼ x 10".
[Ref: 14610]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[St Martin-in-the-Fields Church] [No.13]
[St Martin-in-the-Fields Church] [No.13]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.]
Etching. Image: 201 x 134mm. (8 x 5¼"). Offered with original letterpress sheet.
A view of the Western Door to St Martin-in-the-Fields Church on Trafalgar Square, with the front of the National Gallery on left.
[Ref: 29221]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[University Tower, Bristol.] 81.
[University Tower, Bristol.] 81. [This modern tower (1925) of Bristol University is a striking landmark in the city, and fortunately escaped damage in the heavy air-raids of the last war. The tower is over two hundred feet in height, and contains a 10-ton bell which local patriotism has christened "Great George," in commemoration of the three Georges associated with the University---King George V. who opened the buildings, Sir George Oatley who designed them, and Sir George Wills who, with his brother, defrayed the cost of the tower and other parts of the building as a memorial to their father, who was the first Chancellor of the University. The Wills family are the founders and owners of the great tobacco industry of Bristol (W.D. and H.O. Wills), and for this reason the tower is sometimes irreverently named Smoke Tower.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 280 x 255mm. 11 x 10".
[Ref: 14653]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[Caesar's Tower, Warwick Castle.] 20.
[Caesar's Tower, Warwick Castle.] 20. [Caesar's Tower of Warwick Castle was built by Thomas de Beauchamp in the middle of the fourteenth century (1370). It is built on solid rock, and rises to a height of 150ft. The tower is of peculiar, if not unique, construction, in shape an irregular polygon with rounded outer walls. The basement contains a gloomy dungeon, on whose walls may be seen the drawings and scratchings of the prisoners, which show that even "airless dungeons and iron fetters cannot restrain the spirit." The inner gate is arranged so that blazing pitch or molten metal might be poured on the heads of any invaders attacking the Castle. From the Tower extends the range of buildings containing the hall and the apartments of the Castle. The buildings are the most attractive relics of feudal times to be seen in England to-day.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 279 x 252mm. 11 x 10".
[Ref: 14608]   £30.00   (£36.00 incl.VAT)
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[Warwick Castle.] 24.
[Warwick Castle.] 24. [The Castle as it now stands is chiefly a fournteenth century building. The strategic position of Warwick was realised long before the present building was erected, and earthworks may be seen of the fort completed by Ethelgleda, a daughter of Alfred the Great. The Castle has been rebuilt on more than one occasion, and the building as it stands to-day is largely as it was left by Sir Fulke Greville, a direct ancester of the Earl of Warwick. On the right is Beauchamp's Tower, or Guy's Tower, 120 ft. high, which as built by Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick. On the left is Caesar's Tower, built a few years earlier. The buildings include the great hall, state rooms and domestic buildings. The hall and the passages around contain fine collections of arms and armous, and in the state rooms are many pictures and works of art, some of considerable value. Sir Walter Scott, viewing the Castle in 1828, called it "the noblest sight in England. The finest monument of ancient and chivalrous splendour that yet remains to us uninjured by time."]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 258 x 286mm. 10¼ x 11¼".
[Ref: 14612]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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[Guy's Cliffe, Warwick.] 14.
[Guy's Cliffe, Warwick.] 14. [The road from Warwick to Kenilworth passes the Avenue of Guy's Cliffe. The story of Guy, Earl of Warwick, is one of the most popular romances of chivalry. Guy, it is said, left England to fight in Palestine, and returned to perform great feats of valour. Afterwards, instead of accepting the King's favour and returning to his wife, he became a hermit in a cave, and the place became known as Guy's Cliffe. From his cave he walked regularly to Warwick Castle to receive alms from his wife, who was unaware of his identity. Tradition says that he sent for his wife on the point of death, and was buried in the cave. The story may have little claim to the authentice, but the cave is undoubtedly an old one, as is shown by the saxon inscription.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. Image 284 x 259mm. 11¼ x 10¼".
The picture shows the balcony of the old mill which faces the Cliffe.
[Ref: 14553]   £30.00   (£36.00 incl.VAT)
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[Leycester Hospital, Warwick, Outer Porch.] 16.
[Leycester Hospital, Warwick, Outer Porch.] 16. [This Hospital owes its existence to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and dates from the reign of Henry VI. In 1511, the Earl of Warwick took the building over and founded the Hospital to accommodate twelve ex-soldiers or their descendents in succession, from the villages in the surrounding district. The men were provided with blue gowns, with Leicester's badge and a ragged staff, embroidered on the left sleeve. To-day the gowns are worn by the pensioners when they attend church. The Hospital, a very fine example of a timber framed building, stands in a terrace rising abruptly from the roadway to St. James' Chapel, which is built over the arch of the old West Gate. Overhanging the arch entrance gateway is a picturesque gabled storey with the insignia "The Bear and Ragged Staff."]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. Image 286 x 255mm. 11¼ x 10".
[Ref: 14555]   £30.00   (£36.00 incl.VAT)
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[Leycester Hospital Quadrangle, Warwick.] 19.
[Leycester Hospital Quadrangle, Warwick.] 19. [The Quadrangle of the Leycester Hospital is surrounded by panelled Elizabethan buildings. Facing the entrance is the richly ornamented front of the Master's Lodge. On the right is a cloister-like corridor leading to some of the rooms of the pensioners; on the left is the old banqueting hall, now partitioned into small apartments for various domestic purposes. The roof is of well preserved Spanish chestnut, dating from 1830. The upper part of the hall where the minstrel gallery formerly stood is now cut offr and forms the drawing room of the Master's house. On the opposite side of the Quadrangle is the kitchen, which serves as a common room. On its walls is a fine collection of ancient swords and armour, and in it are contained numerous relics including an old chair said to be Saxon, a beautifully carved oak cabinet from Kenilworth Castle, a portion of tapestry from Cumnor Hall (near Oxford) worked by Amy Robsart, and the signature portion of Lord Leicester's will.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 285 x 255mm. 11¼ x 10".
[Ref: 14607]   £30.00   (£36.00 incl.VAT)
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[Warwick West Gate.] 15.
[Warwick West Gate.] 15. [The West Gate of Warwick stands in the High Street close to Lord Leycester's Hospital. It is a strongly vaulted building, and formed part of the town fortification. It was erected by Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, in the reign of Richard II. The iron stanchions of the gate are still to be seen in the walls, and also the badge of the Dudleys-"The Bear and Ragged Staff"-with the motto "Droit et Loyal" between the initials R.L.-Robert Leicester. The tower, from which beautiful views of the Shakespearean villages may be obtained, has an unusually shaped clock face. The building stands next to the old front of the Hospital, and is one of the most picturesque sights of Warwick.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. Image 280 x 260mm. 11 x 10¼"
[Ref: 14554]   £30.00   (£36.00 incl.VAT)
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[Horse Guards.] [No.6]
[Horse Guards.] [No.6]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.]
Etching. Image 140 x 197mm. 5½ x 7¾".
A view of the Whitehall Horse Guards. A Grade I listed building in the Palladian style.
[Ref: 13876]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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