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The North Prospect of Mountague House.
The North Prospect of Mountague House.
Iames Simon Fecit.
Printed for & Sold by I. Smith in Exeter Change in ye Strand. [n.d. c.1715.]
Engraving. Plate 471 x 590mm. 18½ x 23¼". Fold down centre as published.
Façade of Montagu House Gardens, looking across the forecourt, later the British Museum; a fountain in foreground, statues, shrubbery and lawned areas in forecourt. Montagu House gardens opened to the public in 1757, with access to the interior of the house and its collections following.
[Ref: 26385]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The British Museum.
The British Museum.
Lithographed & Published by Dickinson Brothers, New Bond Street. [n.d., 1851.]
Coloured tinted lithograph, sheet 300 x 395mm. 11¾ x 15½".
A view of Smirke's Greek Revival facade for the British Museum from Great Russell Street, before the completion of the pediment above the main entrance, which now features fifteen allegorical figures by Sir Richard Westmacott depicting the Progress of Civilisation.
[Ref: 61952]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The British Museum.
The British Museum.
P. Hosmer Shepherd pinx. Imp Lemercier Paris. J.Arnout lith.
London, Published 1th August 1854, by E. Gambart & C.o. 25 Berners S.t. Oxford S.t.
Fine coloured lithograph. Sheet: 295 x 210mm (11¾ x 8¼").
View of the British Museum in Bloomsbury. The museum was founded in 1753 though was housed in Montague House which stood where the current building is located.
[Ref: 35179]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Sessions House For the County of Middlesex
The Sessions House For the County of Middlesex
Published Nov.r 30 1799 by T. Malton.
Coloured aquatint with etching, sheet 280 x 400mm (11 x 15¾").
View of the Sessions House, on Clerkenwell Green; four Ionic columns across front with pediment above; coat of arms in relief in pediment; a street trader in right foreground, other figures in green including a boy playing with a hoop; illustration to Malton's 'Picturesque Tour'.
[Ref: 59021]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A plan of the intended New Road from Paddington to Islington.
A plan of the intended New Road from Paddington to Islington.
B. Cole sculp.
[London: Gentleman's Magazine, 1756.]
Engraved map. 165 x 480mm (6½ x 19"). Split in the binding fold.
The plan for London's first bypass, building Euston Road & Pentonville Road to allow the Duke of Grafton a better route to drive his cattle to Smithfield Market. Among the features marked are: Oxford Street; Berkeley, Grosvenor, Cavendish, Hanover, Red Lion and Lincoln's Inn Squares; Middlesex Hospital, Foundlings Hospital, Montague House (later the British Museum), St Giles's Church, 'Farthing Pye House' (a pub known for its pies, frequented by William Blake) and White Conduit House (future home to the White Conduit Club, later reorganised as the Marylebone Cricket Club).
[Ref: 51450]   £160.00  
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[A perspective] view of the Foundling Hospital, with emblematic figures]
[A perspective] view of the Foundling Hospital, with emblematic figures]
[S. Wale delin. Grignion & Canot sculp]
[Published 14th of April 1749 according to Act of Parliament]
Engraving, 18th century watermark; sheet 285 x 330mm (11¼ x 13"). Trimmed to image, losing text.
View of the Foundling Hospital, established in 1739 in Bloomsbury, London, showing mothers waiting outside the hospital gates, holding in their arms the babies they cannot afford to raise. The sheet originally had eight lines of verse below, since trimmed.
[Ref: 38686]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[A perspective view of the Foundling Hospital, with emblematic figures]
[A perspective view of the Foundling Hospital, with emblematic figures] [Myriads of Proselites sustain thy Cause / Throng to thy Altars and obey thy Laws...]
[S. Wale delin / Grignion & Canot sculp]
[Published 14th of April 1749 according to Act of Parliament]
Engraving, 18th century watermark; sheet 285 x 330mm (11¼ x 13"). Trimmed to image, losing text.
Romanticised view of the Foundling Hospital, established in 1739 in Bloomsbury, London, showing foundlings playing outside the hospital gates, surounded by philanthropic benefactors. The sheet originally had eight lines of verse below, since trimmed.
[Ref: 38685]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Foundling Hospital Chapel.] To Sir Charles Whitworth Kn,,t Member of Parliament;
[Foundling Hospital Chapel.] To Sir Charles Whitworth Kn,,t Member of Parliament; Vice President of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, & Commerce; Treasurer of the Foundling Hospital; &c. &c. &c. this View of the Inside of the Chapel of the Foundling Hospital, is with all due Respect dedicated by his most obedient humble Servant, John Sanders.
J. Sanders, delin et Fait.
Publish'd & Sold by the Author in Great Ormond Street, And at W: Sharp's N.o 9, Bartholomew Lane, according to Act, Jan.y 1774.
Scarce & rare etching. Sheet 385 x 510mm (15¼ x 20"). Trimmed within plate, folds flattened.
A view of the interior of the chapel of Foundling Hospital, looking west, with some of the pupils.
Wellcome Library: 23506i.
[Ref: 59650]   £420.00  
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Images of Hampstead.
Images of Hampstead.
Narrative Simon Jenkins. Catalogue Jonathon Ditchburn. Gallery of Prints. Harriet and Peter George.
Ackermann. Saint Helena Terrace. Richmond-Upon-Thames. MCMLXXXII [1982].
Book: 4to (294 x 226mm). Cloth binding with title stamped in gilt on the spine, complete with dust-jacket: printed title area stuck onto spine and front cover. 289 pages inclusive of illustrations. Dust jacket a little torn and dirty.
The reference guide to the images of Hampstead, including an illustrated catalogue.
[Ref: 10432]   £95.00  
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The Orphan Working School, Haverstock Hill, Hampstead Road.
The Orphan Working School, Haverstock Hill, Hampstead Road. Instituted 1758. Removed from City Road.
Alfred Ainger Architect. Day & Hague Lith.rs to the Queen.
[n.d., c.1847.]
Fine tinted lithograph. Printed border 180 x 245mm (7 x 9¾"); very large margins.
The Orphan Working School opened at that location in 1847, with benefactors including Royal Patron Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens.
[Ref: 42012]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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King's College Hospital, London.
King's College Hospital, London.
Hanslip Fletcher 1913 [and signed in pencil.]
Published by W.H. Benyon & Co. Cheltenham.
Etching on india, signed by the artist, with very large margins. Plate 215 x 272mm (8½ x 10¾"). Slight foxing on left.
The old King's College Hospital, on Portugal Street, Holborn, rebuilt to the designs of Thomas Bellamy in 1862. This print was published in 1913, the year that the hospital moved to its present location on Denmark Hill, Camberwell.
[Ref: 29942]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Jack in the Green or the 1.st of May
Jack in the Green or the 1.st of May Scenes of London No. 5.
On Stone by G. Rymer.
[London: Ackermann, 1834]
Lithograph with hand-colouring, sheet 190 x 230mm (7½ x 9"). Excellent colour; trimmed, losing publication line, and pasted to album sheet with text fragments and another print verso.
May day celebration in London with a 'Jack in the Green', the figure wearing a foliage-covered framework. Harlequins etc. dance around a crowd. The tradition of the Jack in the Green waned as part of the Victorian disapproval of such customs, so the 1834 date of this print is perhaps significant. Originally published as one of six 'Scenes of London', all of which showed street entertainments such as a Punch & Judy show and jugglers. The scene shown here can be identified as Burton Street in Bloomsbury, laid out between 1809 and 1820 by the Scottish developer James Burton.
[Ref: 37007]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Kenwood House] Frontispiece. Rural scene near Highgate.
[Kenwood House] Frontispiece. Rural scene near Highgate.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Engraving. Sheet 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½"). Trimmed within plate.
A view of Kenwood House from under a copse, probably from a book of poetry.
[Ref: 60147]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Red Lion at Kilborn.
The Red Lion at Kilborn.
Rathbone del.t. C.A. Prestel sculp.t.
London, Printed for J. Cary, Engraver, Map & Print seller, No 188, Strand, Jan.y 12, 1789.
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 365 x 475mm (14½ x 18¾"), paper watermarked 'J Whatman'. Trimmed within plate, centre crease.
A view of Kilburn High Road, with the Red Lion pub at number 34, said to have been established in 1444, but its earliest extant licence dates to 1721.
[Ref: 54248]   £320.00  
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The South East View of the New Hall Lincolns-Inn.
The South East View of the New Hall Lincolns-Inn.
Drawn by L.J. Wood. On Stone, by T.C. Dibdin. M.&N. Hanhart Lith. Printers.
Published by John Weale, 19 High Holborn.
Hand-coloured lithograph. 343 x 452mm. 13½ x 17½". Some scuffing in the margins.
A view of Lincolns Inn Fields, London. One of the four ancient inns of court.
See Ref: 1757 for a set of six.
[Ref: 20797]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Western Side of the New Hall Lincolns Inn-Fields
The Western Side of the New Hall Lincolns Inn-Fields
Drawn by L.J. Wood. On Stone, by L.J. Wood
Published by John Weale, 19 High Holborn.
Lithograph printed in colours, printed area 280 x 325mm (11 x 12¾"). Title area faint.
A view of Lincolns Inn Fields, London, one of the four ancient inns of court, from a set of six.
For the complete set see ref. 1757; for the South East View of Lincolns Inn Fields from the same set see ref. 20797.
[Ref: 44803]   £360.00  
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[The Gatehouse, Lincolns Inn.]
[The Gatehouse, Lincolns Inn.]
Sydney R. Jones.
[n.d., c.1926.]
Rare drypoint etching signed by the artist in pencil. 290 x 210mm (11½ x 8¼"), with large margins.
The Gatehouse, the entrance to Lincoln's Inn from Chancery Lane is the oldest existing part of the Inn, built between 1518 and 1521. The arms above the arch are those of Sir Thomas Lovell (the Treasurer at the time of construction), the Earl of Lincoln and Henry VIII. Sydney Robert Fleming Jones (1881-1961) was a notable watercolourist and etcher, particularly of architectural views; he also wrote several books on the English countryside and provided illustrations for several publications including The Times, Illustrated London News and The Studio.
[Ref: 54639]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Plan Of Principal Floor [Lincoln's Inn].
Plan Of Principal Floor [Lincoln's Inn].
P. Hardwick Archt. July 1842. Day & Haghe, Lithrs. to the Queen.
Lithographic architect's plan, sheet 270 x 400mm. 10½ x 15¾". Lithly soiled and foxed.
From a drawing by Philip Hardwick (1792 - 1870), architect. In 1842 he commenced designs for the hall, library, and offices of Lincoln's Inn. His health seriously failing him, the work had to be placed in the hands of his son. The first stone was laid 20 April 1843, and the buildings were opened by the queen 30 Oct. 1845. The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn is one of four Inns of Court in London to which barristers of England and Wales belong and where they are called to the Bar.
[Ref: 9167]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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A Perspective View of Lincoln's Inn. Vüe de Lincolns Inn.
A Perspective View of Lincoln's Inn. Vüe de Lincolns Inn.
J. Maurer delin et Sculp London.
[Published ac]cording to the Act of Parliament 1741.
Engraving. 230 x 400mm. 9" x 15¾". Cut with some damage done to the left-hand side of the image.
A view of Lincoln's Inn, one of the four of London's inns of courts.
[Ref: 9007]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Perspective View of Lincoln's Inn. Vüe de Lincolns Inn.
A Perspective View of Lincoln's Inn. Vüe de Lincolns Inn.
J. Maurer delin et sculp London.
According to the Act of Parliament 1741. Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill.
Fine coloured engraving. 230 x 400mm (9 x 15"). Small margins.
A view of Lincoln's Inn, one of the four of London's inns of courts.
[Ref: 35854]   £320.00  
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View of Surgeons College, South Side of Lincoln's Inn Fields.
View of Surgeons College, South Side of Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Published June 24, 1813 by James Whittle & Richard Holmes Laurie, No.53, Fleet Street, London.
Engraving. 280 x 440mm.
[Ref: 3758]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Powis House.
Powis House.
H. Terasson Fecit.
Sold by Thomas Bowles in St Paul's Church Yard; London 1714. [but published by John Smith, 1724.]
Engraving. 530 x 570mm (20¾ x 22½"). Folded as issued, trimmed to plate mark top and bottom, false margins added.
The facade of the new Powis House in Great Ormond Street. It was built after the former building, the French Embassy, had burned down due, according to Jonathan Swift, to ''the carelessness of the rascally French servants'' in 1713. Engraved in 1714, this example comes from the 'Britannia Illustrata', 1724. A large plate, so often trimmed by the binders.
BM: 1880,1113.4393, trimmed losing title banderole.
[Ref: 44519]   £360.00  
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[Exterior of Price & Co. Chemists, Great Russell Street, London]
[Exterior of Price & Co. Chemists, Great Russell Street, London]
[Published by Rudolph Ackermann, 1809]
Etching, sheet 90 x 150mm (3½ x 6"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet.
Plate from Rudolph Ackermann's 'Repository of Arts', a monthly almanack comprising illustrated articles about various subjects pf topical interest.
[Ref: 45706]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Saint Pancras Wells.
Saint Pancras Wells. These Well's are situate about a Mile Northward from London the Mineral Waters of which are surprisingly successfull in curing the most obstinate Scurvy, Kings Evil, Leprosy & all other breakings out & cancers, eating ulcers, the piles (herin for excelling the waters of Holt) surfeits or any corruption of the blood & juices, the rheumatism, and all inflamatory distempers, most disorders of the eyes and pains of the stomach and bowels [...]
[n.d., c.1760.]
Rare etching. 260 x 185mm (10¼ x 7¼"). Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper at edges.
A view of St Pancras Wells, looking north towards Primrose Hill, Hampstead and Highgate, with tree lined avenues for strolling after drinking the sprint water. Underneath a text extolls the powers of the water, with illustrations of stones said to have been passed by people after they drank it.
BM: 1927,1126.1.24.1 & 1880,1113.4776 for a drawing in the Crace Collection.
[Ref: 62300]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Grays Inn Lane [ink mss].
Grays Inn Lane [ink mss].
[by William Pickett.]
[Pub.d June 4th by T. Clay, 18 Ludgate Hill.]
Aquatint with hand colouring. Sheet approx 155 x 180mm (6 x 7"). Trimmed to image.
The tile kiln chimney in Grays Inn Lane, St Pancras. From Pickett's 1812 book of 'Ninety-Six Speciments of Cottages-Bridges-Castles-Churches [...] Intended to facilitate the Improvement of the Student, and to aid the Practitioner, in Landscape Composition'. Aside from its function as an educational volume, the scenes in the book also provide many unusual views of London in the early 19th century.
Abbey (Life in England) 168.
[Ref: 32393]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Staple Inn Courtyard.] [No.12]
[Staple Inn Courtyard.] [No.12]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.]
Etching. Plate 195 x 140mm. (7¾ x 5½"), very large margins. Offered with original letterpress sheet.
The quiet courtyard that is just behind the attractive façade of Staple Inn.
[Ref: 62213]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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