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Billingsgate Market.
Billingsgate Market.
Rowlandson & Pugin del. et sculpt. J. Bluck, Aquat.
London. Pub March 1, 1808 at R. Ackermann’s Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint with large margins. Platemark: 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼").
A general view, from the north, of Billingsgate Quay and market with stalls. In the foreground there is a crowd of streetsellers and larger retailers. In the 19th century, boats delivered fish to this small inlet of the Thames and business was conducted on the quayside. Published in Ackermann's famous work, the 'Microcosm of London', the figures were drawn by the famous caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson and the architecture by Augustus Pugin.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
[Ref: 46882]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Brothel] The Mob attempting to pull down Peter Woods Bawdy House in the Strand.
[Brothel] The Mob attempting to pull down Peter Woods Bawdy House in the Strand.
[London: Alexander Hogg, 1749.]
Engraving. 175 x 115mm (6¾ x 4½"), with letterpress clipping. Narrow margins, some spotting, laid on album paper.
A group of sailors with clubs storm The Star Tavern, near Temple Bar in the Strand, in vengence for being robbed, 1st July 1749. According to the letterpress, they slashed the mattress and through the feathers out of the windows and forced all the women out into the street, naked. The rioters returned the next two nights, attacking other houses. Nine men were eventually arrested: one, Bosavern Penlez (1726-49), a wig-maker, was hanged at Tyburn on 18 October 1749 for stealing linen from the Star.
Wellcome Collection 27976i.
[Ref: 62057]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A True Representation of the Triumphal Car which conveyed S.r Francis Burdett, Bart.
A True Representation of the Triumphal Car which conveyed S.r Francis Burdett, Bart. to the Crown and Anchor Tavern, Strand, June 29th 1807. Dedicated to the 5134 Independent Electors of Westminster.
Publish'd July 21, 1807, by J. Aldis, N.º 9, Pavement, Moorfields, London.
Coloured etching. 240 x 370mm (9½ x 14½"). Trimmed close to printed border at sides. Small repaired loss left centre border.
A triumphal carriage used by Burdett after his resounding victory at the 1807 Westminster Election.
[Ref: 62122]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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A Correct Representation of Her Majesty Queen Caroline Returning From the House of Lords, 1820
A Correct Representation of Her Majesty Queen Caroline Returning From the House of Lords, 1820
I.R. Cruikshank fecit. R W ad vivam del.t.
Pub.d by G. Humphrey 27 S.t James's Street, London [n.d., c.1820].
Aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 215 x 410mm (8½ x 16"). Trimmed into printed border at sides
Caroline of Brunswick in an open coach with six horses and liveried footmen, being cheered by crowds in New Palace Yard.
[Ref: 62136]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Correct Representation of Her Majesty Queen Caroline Returning From the House of Lords, 1820
A Correct Representation of Her Majesty Queen Caroline Returning From the House of Lords, 1820
I.R. Cruikshank fecit. R W ad vivam del.t.
Pub.d by G. Humphrey 27 S.t James's Street, London [n.d., c.1820].
Aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 205 x 410mm (8 x 16"). Trimmed to printed border, small tears in bottom left corner.
Caroline of Brunswick in an open coach with six horses and liveried footmen, being cheered by crowds in New Palace Yard.
[Ref: 62121]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cato Street Conspiracy] A correct View of the Stable &c. in Cato Street, Marylebone, London.
[Cato Street Conspiracy] A correct View of the Stable &c. in Cato Street, Marylebone, London. Where Thistlewood & his Party met on the Evening of Tuesday Feb.y 23, 1820, & where taken Prisoners.
Drawn & eng.d by A. Wivell. P.14.
London, Pub. by A. Wivell, 105, Titchfield St.t & Sold at Griffiths 230 Oxford Street. Price 2.s.
Etching. 230 x 350mm (9 x 13¾"). Some creasing, pencil corrections. Working proof.
A plan and exterior view of the house used by the Cato Street Conspiritors. The pencil corrections seem to be the shortening of the title for another version of the plate (BM 1880,1113.4646) , also by Abraham Wivell. However February 23rd was Wednesday, not Tuesday as engraved here.
[Ref: 61253]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Cock Lane Ghost.
The Cock Lane Ghost.
[n.d., c.1762.]
Etching. Sheet 90 x 150mm (3½ x 6"). With three wood engravings and seven 18th century newspaper clippings on the same subject. Trimmed to printed border, laid down and mounted over, laid on album paper.
Rare item. A man enters a room to be confronted by a ghostly woman. 'The Cock Lane Ghost' seemed to haunt William Kent, a usurer from Norfolk who, after his wife Elizabeth had died in childbirth, had taken up with his sister-in-law, Fanny. They moved to London as man and wife, and took lodgings in Cock Lane, in the house of Richard Parsons, a parish clerk. Kent loaned Parsons 12 guineas, to be repaid at a rate of a guinea per month. Then strange noises started to be heard in the house, after which a visitor reported seeing a ghostly white figure ascend the stairs. After a lull Fanny died of smallpox and the knockings resumed. With John Moore, rector of St Bartholomew-the-Great in West Smithfield, Parsons devised a method of communication with the spirit: one knock for yes, two knocks for no. The spirit suggested that the ghost that had scared the vistor was Elizabeth and the latest was Fanny, both of whom had been poisoned by William Kent. Thus Kent fell under public suspicion as a murderer but, protesting his innocence, allowed séances to be held, one attended by Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albany, 30th January 1762. Eventually a committee (including Samuel Johnson) declared the haunting a hoax, stating the knockings were caused by Parsons' daughter Elizabeth. They were sentenced in 1763.
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The Fatal Conflagration of the Custom House, on the Morning of the 12th February, 1814.
The Fatal Conflagration of the Custom House, on the Morning of the 12th February, 1814.
F. Calvert Pinx.t.
Pub'd as the Act directs Febr. 25th 1814 by Burkitt & Hudson, 85 Cheapside, London.
Coloured aquatint. 375 x 495mm (14¾ x 19½").
The destruction of Thomas Ripley's Custom House. The fire ignited barrels of gunpowder and spirits that caused such a large explosion that papers were recovered from Hackney Marshes.
[Ref: 1149]   £650.00  
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The Contest for Doggett's Coat & Badge.
The Contest for Doggett's Coat & Badge. A Prize rowed for every 1.st of Aug.st.
Pub. by Hodgson & Co. Newgate Str. [n.d., c.1824].
Etching with engraving. Sheet 130 x 235mm (5 x 9¼"). Trimmed within plate, original folds, mounted in album paper.
The Thames Waterman row for the Doggett's Coat and Badge, passing under Blackfriars Bridge, with St Paul's Cathedral behind. Held every year since it was started in 1715 by Thomas Doggett, an Irish actor and manager of Drury Lane, it is the oldest continuous rowing race in the world,
[Ref: 61954]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Procession of the Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra Through London.
Procession of the Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra Through London. Arrival At London Bridge March 7th 1863.
A. Park, London. [n.d. c.1863]
Very scarce hand coloured lithograph. Sheet 250 x 375mm (10" x 14¾"). Mount stain. Laid on archival paper. Repaired tears. Missing left bottom corner margin.
Scene of Princess Alexandra's arrival procession passing through the gateway of Temple Bar. In March 1863, Princess Alexandra travelled from Denmark to England for her marriage to Queen Victoria's eldest son, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales. Archibald and Arthur Park (fl 1828-1863) were evidently brothers trading at the same address; prints are normally lettered "A. Park"; publishers of cheap prints at 47 Leonard St, Finsbury/Shoreditch, London.
[Ref: 60477]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Exhibition of Modern Mexico at the Egyptian=Hall Piccadilly.
Exhibition of Modern Mexico at the Egyptian=Hall Piccadilly.
Drawn & Printed by A. Aglio. 36 Newman S. Oxford S.t.
[n.d., c.1825.]
Lithograph with excerpts from the Gentleman's Magazine July 1824. Sheet 280 x 380mm (11 x 15"). Two vertical creases where folded, as normal. Glued to backing sheet.
The London Museum, the Egyptian Hall or Museum, or Bullock's Museum, was established at 22 Piccadilly by William Bullock (c.1773 - 1849). Figures inspect artefacts from Bullock's exhibition on Mexico in 1824 of 1825. A fold-out illustration to the exhibition catalogue titled 'Catalogue of the Exhibition, called Modern Mexico; containing a panoramic view of the city, with specimens of the natural history of New Spain ... Now open for public inspection at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly.' By Agostino Aglio (1777 - 1857), lithographer born in Cremona, Italy who settled in England in 1803 and began working in lithography from 1809. Bullock had architect Peter Frederick Robinson (1776 - 1858) draw up plans for a building inspired by an Egyptian temple. The Egyptian Hall was built at a cost £16,000 and was completed in 1812. The Museum contained 15,000 items. According to the guidebook Bullock had formed his collection 'during seventeen years of arduous research at a cost of £30,000. Admission was l shilling or 1 guinea for an annual ticket.'
British Library: 000528023. See Guildhall Library Record: 28546.
[Ref: 62014]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Destruction of both Houses of Parliament, as seen from Abingdon St. on the Night of the 16.th Oct.r 1834.
The Destruction of both Houses of Parliament, as seen from Abingdon St. on the Night of the 16.th Oct.r 1834. [&] The Destruction of both Houses of Parliament, as seen from the Surry-side of the 16.th Oct.r 1834.
T. Picken Lith.
Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the King. [n.d., c.1835.]
Fine hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 380 x 270mm (15 x 10½"), with large margins.
Two views of the Houses of Parliament as they burnt down in 1834. The top view shows a large crowd gathered pouring water on the blaze, the bottom view shows the crowds and boats gathered to watch the spectacle.
[Ref: 47495]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Destruction By Fire Of Both Houses of Parliament.
Destruction By Fire Of Both Houses of Parliament. On Thursday Night 16.th Oct. 1834.
Sketched from the River Thames by H.O'Neill. Printed by Graf and Soret.
London. Published by W. Spooner 259, Regent Street Oxford S.t. [n.d. c.1834]
Very fine hand coloured lithograph, sheet 295 x 380mm (11¾ x 15") Some surface dirt at top and creasing.
A view of the Houses of Parliament from the Thames. On 16 October 1834, most of the Palace was destroyed by fire. Only Westminster Hall, the Jewel Tower, the crypt of St Stephen's Chapel and the cloisters survived.
[Ref: 61139]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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View of the Destruction of Both Houses of Parliament.
View of the Destruction of Both Houses of Parliament. October 16th 1834.
M. Joy & C. Simpson del.t. Printed by Graf and Soret.
London, Published by J. Dickinson, New Bond S.t.
Very fine and-coloured lithograph. Printed area: 260 x 315mm (10¼ x 12¼"), with large margins.
A view of the Houses of Parliament from the Thames, with attempts to stop the fire. On 16 October 1834, most of the Palace was destroyed by fire. Only Westminster Hall, the Jewel Tower, the crypt of St Stephen's Chapel and the cloisters survived.
See ref: 61139 & 61140
[Ref: 58585]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Destruction of Both Houses of Parliament by Fire On The 16.th Oct.r 1834.
Destruction of Both Houses of Parliament by Fire On The 16.th Oct.r 1834. As it Appeared at 10 O'Clock At Night.
By an early spectator. Printed by Graf and Soret.
[n.d. c.1834]
Fine hand coloured lithograph, pt J. Whatman watermark; sheet 220 x 315mm (8¾ x 12½") Taped tear on right right.
A view of the Houses of Parliament from the Thames. On 16 October 1834, most of the Palace was destroyed by fire. Only Westminster Hall, the Jewel Tower, the crypt of St Stephen's Chapel and the cloisters survived.
See ref: 61139, 58585 & 61140
[Ref: 61129]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Fire in London.
Fire in London.
Rowlandson & Pugin delt. et sculpt. J. Bluck, Aqua.t.
London. Pub 1st Sept, 1808 at R. Ackermann’s Repository of Arts 101, Strand
Hand-coloured aquatint. Plate: 230 x 280mm (9 x 11") very large margins. Slight mount burn.
The fire that destroyed the Albion Flour Mills, on the Southwark side of Blackfriars Bridge, March 2nd, 1791. Also destroyed were John Rennie's steam-driven milling machines inside: it was rumoured the fire was deliberately set to prevent these innovations putting windmill-owners out of business. Published in Ackermann's famous work, the 'Microcosm of London', the figures were drawn by the famous caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson and the architecture by Augustus Pugin.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
[Ref: 53466]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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E. de brandt van London, op den 12. 13. 14. 15. en 16 September Anno 1666.
E. de brandt van London, op den 12. 13. 14. 15. en 16 September Anno 1666.
[n.d., c.1670.]
Engraving. Sheet 100 x 135mm, 4 x 5¼". Trimmed, laid in album paper. A very fine impression.
The Great Fire of London at night, from an elevated viewpoint south of the river.
[Ref: 11832]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A view of Westminster Hall during the banquet given in honor of the Coronation [of his most gracious Majesty King George IV, 19 July 1821.]
A view of Westminster Hall during the banquet given in honor of the Coronation [of his most gracious Majesty King George IV, 19 July 1821.] [ShowingThe Ceremony Of The King's Champion Throwing Down the Gage.]
Drawn by D. Dighton, Military Painter to His Majesty. Etched by Tho.s Dighton.
[London Published by J M.c Gowan, Great Windmall Street.][n.d. c.1826]
Etching, sheet 265 x 440mm (10½ x 17½"). Trimmed within plate and title top and bottom. Split top and bottom in one of the creases. Folds as normal.
A view of George IV's extravagent banquet held at Westminster hall after his coronation. The interior of Westminster Hall had been subdivided by wooden partitions to serve as courtrooms and these all had to be demolished to create the large space required for the coronation banquet, which required galleries for 2,934 spectators and 1,268 diners seated at 47 tables, some of which had to be sited in other parts of the palace. A temporary triumphal arch was erected at the north end of the hall in the style of a medieval castle. In accordance with the vogue for Romanticism and with his own taste for flamboyant clothes, George insisted that the participants should dress in Tudor and Stuart period costumes.
[Ref: 60420]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Scene on the Serpentine, Hyde Park, on the Night of the Grand Jubilee. Aug.t 1814.
Scene on the Serpentine, Hyde Park, on the Night of the Grand Jubilee. Aug.t 1814.
Published Augt. 24, 1814. by T. Palser, Surry side West.r Bridge.
Aquatint. 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 14¾").
A view of a series of naval engagements which were re-enacted in miniature on the Serpentine in Hyde Park during the 1814 Peace Celebrations. It ended with the entire fleet being set alight at the water's edge, accompanied by a firework display.
[Ref: 4533]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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The Fortress (which enclosed the Grand Pavillion) in Green Park; with the ascent of the Balloon.
The Fortress (which enclosed the Grand Pavillion) in Green Park; with the ascent of the Balloon.
Published Aug. 24. 1814, by Tho. Palser. Surrey side West.r Bridge.
Fine hand coloured engraving plate 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾") with large margins. Glued to early 19th century card.
On 1st August 1814 a series of events celebrating both the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the centenary of Hanoverian rule in England. This temporary structure was built in Green Park for a firework display: soldeirs bring in and set up fireworks under the command of an officer standing in the centre while a balloon rises over them.
[Ref: 56303]   £320.00  
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The Great Fire of London in the Year 1666.
The Great Fire of London in the Year 1666. From the original picture in the possession of Robert Golden Esq.r Painted by Old Griffier at the time of the Fire. The scene is the original Ludgate taken at the instant of time when the Walls of the Goal [sic] adjoining it fell and exhibited to the view Old St. Paul's Church, just taking fire, and Old Bow Church in the background.
J. Griffier [in image]. [Engraved by W. Birch.]
Published by E. Jeffery, No 11. Pall Mall, 1807.
Coloured stipple. 300 x 390mm (11¾ x 15¼") Trimmed within plate top and bottom, to plate at sides, binding folds.
A view of collapsed buildings around Ludgate, with St Paul's Cathedral and Bow Church wreathed in smoke behind. Unusually the inscription area is also stippled. Originally published in Thomas Pennant’s 'Some Account of London', this example has 'Vide Pennant's London' erased from the plate bottom right and Jeffery's name replacing William Birch's as publisher. Although the view is ascribed to Jan Griffier the elder (1645/52-1718) , the BM records that it ''first appears in London soon after the Great Fire of 1666''. As a painter he specialised in landscapes, but he also engraved mezzotints and etched, including the animals and birds of Francis Barlow.
BM 1880,1113.1159. Crace 1878-11-51.
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The Great Fire of London in the Year 1666.
The Great Fire of London in the Year 1666. From the original picture in the possession of Robert Golden Esq.r Painted by Old Griffier at the time of the Fire. The scene is the original Ludgate taken at the instant of time when the Walls of the Goal [sic] adjoining it fell and exhibited to the view Old St. Paul's Church, just taking fire, and Old Bow Church in the background. Vide Pennant's London.
J. Griffier [in image].
Engrav'd and Publish'd by W. Birch, Enamel Painter, No,, 2, Macclesfield Street, Soho. Dec.r 1st. 1792.
Coloured stipple. 300 x 390mm (11¾ x 15¼") large margins. Crack in platemark at bottom, binding folds as normal.
A view of collapsed buildings around Ludgate, with St Paul's Cathedral and Bow Church wreathed in smoke behind. Unusually the inscription area is also stippled. Published in Thomas Pennant’s Some Account of London. Although the view is ascribed to Jan Griffier the elder (1645/52-1718) , the BM records that it ''first appears in London soon after the Great Fire of 1666''. As a painter he specialised in landscapes, but he also engraved mezzotints and etched, including the animals and birds of Francis Barlow.
BM 1880,1113.1159. Crace 1878-11-51.
[Ref: 55913]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Great Fire of London in the Year 1666.
The Great Fire of London in the Year 1666. From the original picture in the possession of Robert Golden Esq.r Painted by Old Griffier at the time of the Fire. The scene is the original Ludgate taken at the instant of time when the Walls of the Goal [sic] adjoining it fell and exhibited to the view Old St. Paul's Church, just taking fire, and Old Bow Church in the background.
J. Griffier [in image]. [Engraved by W. Birch.]
[Published by E. Jeffery, No 11. Pall Mall, 1807.]
Coloured stipple. Sheet 235 x 330mm (9¼ x 13"). Trimmed within plate on three sides, into inscription area at bottom, losing publication inscription, with fold.
A view of collapsed buildings around Ludgate, with St Paul's Cathedral and Bow Church wreathed in smoke behind. Unusually the inscription area is also stippled. Originally published in Thomas Pennant’s 'Some Account of London' in 1792, this example has 'Vide Pennant's London' erased from the plate bottom right. Although the view is ascribed to Jan Griffier the elder (1645/52-1718) , the BM records that it ''first appears in London soon after the Great Fire of 1666''. As a painter he specialised in landscapes, but he also engraved mezzotints and etched, including the animals and birds of Francis Barlow.
BM 1880,1113.1159. Crace 1878-11-51.
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The Great Fire of London in the Year 1666.
The Great Fire of London in the Year 1666. From the original picture in the possession of Robert Golden Esq.r Painted by Old Griffier at the time of the Fire. The scene is the original Ludgate taken at the instant of time when the Walls of the Goal [sic] adjoining it fell and exhibited to the view Old St. Paul's Church, just taking fire, and Old Bow Church in the background. Vide Pennant's London. Proof.
J. Griffier [in image].
Engrav'd and Publish'd by W. Birch, Enamel Painter, No,, 2, Macclesfield Street, Soho. Dec.r 1st. 1792.
Fine coloured stipple, proof. Sheet 295 x 390mm (11½ x 15¼") Trimmed within plate top and bottom, to plate at sides, binding folds as normal.
A view of collapsed buildings around Ludgate, with St Paul's Cathedral and Bow Church wreathed in smoke behind. Unusually the inscription area is also stippled. Published in Thomas Pennant’s Some Account of London. Although the view is ascribed to Jan Griffier the elder (1645/52-1718) , the BM records that it ''first appears in London soon after the Great Fire of 1666''. As a painter he specialised in landscapes, but he also engraved mezzotints and etched, including the animals and birds of Francis Barlow.
BM 1880,1113.1159. Crace 1878-11-51.
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A Perspective View of the Magnificent Structure, erected in the Green Park for the Royal Fire Works exhibited the 27 of April 1749, on account of the General Peace.
A Perspective View of the Magnificent Structure, erected in the Green Park for the Royal Fire Works exhibited the 27 of April 1749, on account of the General Peace. Veue Perspective du Batiment Magnifique...
London Printed for Robert Wilkinson No.58 Cornhill, & Bowles & Carver, No. 69 St.Pauls Church Yard.
Beautifully coloured engraving, J. Whatman watermark; plate 255 x 405mm (10 x 16"), with large margins. Some surface dirt mainly focused in the margins but also within the plate mark.
A view in Green Park of the structure made for the firework display celebrating the end of the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–1748) and the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen). The structure was designed by the Franco-Italian architect, decorator and artist Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni (1695–1766). The illuminations were accompanied by music composed for the occasion and conducted by George Frideric Handel (1685–1759). The display was not as successful as the music itself: rainy weather caused many misfires, the right pavilion caught fire in the middle of the show, as well as several injuries.
[Ref: 56090]   £360.00  
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Fair in Hyde Park. August, 1814.
Fair in Hyde Park. August, 1814.
I.G. [Lady Julia Gordon.]
Etching 155 x 270mm (6 x 10½"). Nicks in edges. Short tear in image.
The Jubilee Fair, part of the Peace Celebrations of 1814, one of the most spectacular events ever held in Hyde Park. The 500 booths had everything from sword swallowers to printing presses producing views of the scene. Lady Julia Gordon (1775-1867, neé Julia Isabella Levina Bennet) was a pupil of both J.M.W. Turner and Thomas Girtin. Her husband, General Sir James Willoughby Gordon, was Quartermaster General during the Peninsular Wars.
[Ref: 55250]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Life on the Water _ The Grand Rowing Match, for Mr. Kean's Prize Wherry. Red House, Battersea.
Life on the Water _ The Grand Rowing Match, for Mr. Kean's Prize Wherry. Red House, Battersea. [&] Pierce Egan's Anecdotes Of The Turf, The Chase, The Ring, And The Stage
[Knight & Lacey. London, 1827.]
Coloured aquatint with two pages of double sided text. Sheet 125 x 220mm (5 x 8¾"). Time stained.
View of an annual waterman's race, funded by Edmund Kean, the actor. One heat was from Westminster Bridge to the 'Red House', a tavern famous for pigeon shoots.
[Ref: 62022]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[Captain John Eyre's Map and 12 views of the Defences of London During the Civil War.]
[Captain John Eyre's Map and 12 views of the Defences of London During the Civil War.]
[London: Peter Thompson, 1852.]
15 etchings, each c. 210 x 330mm & map 230 x 290mm, on Whatman paper watermarked 1847.] Tear in map.
Etchings of a collection of drawings of the fortifications proported to have been drawn by 'Captain John Eyre' in 1643. In fact the drawings were forgeries created by the publisher. Thompson crafted a complete biography and genealogy for Captain John Eyre, making Captain John Eyre the descendent of the real fifteenth century Lord Mayor of London, Simon Eyre, and claiming that fictional Captain John Eyre and the real Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) shared an artistic camaraderie, often sketching together. The drawings, exhibited to the Archaeological Association in 1852, are supposed to be sketches from different perspectives of the fortifications erected around London by Parliamentary forces during the Civil War in 1642-3, with a map titled 'Plan of the Fortifications – 1643. There is also 'The Old Walls Of London' and a three-sheet prospect: 'A View of London from the North showing the Fortifications from Whitechapel to Tothill Fields 1642 & 1643'. As the images were actually made by Peter Thompson in the nineteenth century and not by Captain John Eyre in the seventeenth century, the elaborate ramparts depicted in the set of drawings actually bear no resemblance to the hastily constructed earthwork forts built during the Civil War. Beginning in 1853, the public began to question Eyre's existence and Thompson's collection of works by Eyre and Hollar was called into question.
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The Lord Mayor &c. taking Water on their return from Westminster Hall.
The Lord Mayor &c. taking Water on their return from Westminster Hall.
[Anon., London, n.d., c.1770s.]
Engraving, rare, sheet 110 x 130mm. 4¼ x 5". Vertical fold, as normal. Lacking margins.
The Lord Mayor of London embarking onto his barge, festooned with the arms of the City of London, beside the River Thames. From a contemporary magazine/periodical.
[Ref: 26819]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Penitentiary, Millbank.
The Penitentiary, Millbank. As it Appeared from the River during the Fire on Wednesday Night, the 7th Oct 1835.
Drawn on Stone by J. Freeman.
Printed and Published by W. Annan, 12 Gracechurch S.t.
Fine & scarce coloured lithograph. Sheet 300 x 395mm (11¾ x 15½"). Faint surface scuffing, laid on album paper.
A view from the Thames, with the walls of Millbank Prison sihouetted by the flames in the interior. The fire started in the laundry and destroyed the female wing and the infirmary, without loss of life.
[Ref: 61983]   £320.00  
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The Inside of S.t Paul's Cathedral as Fitted up for the Funeral of Lord Nelson.
The Inside of S.t Paul's Cathedral as Fitted up for the Funeral of Lord Nelson.
London, Publish'd by W.m Suttaby, Oct.1.1806.
Etching, 1806 watermark. Printed area 110 x 115mm (4¼ x 4½"), with another etching on the same sheet. Notch in right edge.
The additional image is 'Fashional Dress', showing a woman in a flowing, full-length dress.
[Ref: 61967]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Houses of Lords & Commons as they appeared on Fire Thursday October, 16.th 1834.
The Houses of Lords & Commons as they appeared on Fire Thursday October, 16.th 1834.
[anonymous, n.d. c.1835.]
Hand-coloured mezzotint. 140 x 165mm (5½ x 6½"). Trimmed.
The fire which destroyed the Palace of Westminster, the home of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, on 16 October 1834, in the biggest conflagration to occur in London since the Great Fire of 1666. The fire, which lasted for many hours and attracted large crowds (visible in this print) gutted most of the Palace. Westminster Hall and a few other parts of the old Houses of Parliament survived the blaze and were incorporated into the New Palace of Westminster.
See ref: 61139, 58585 & 61140
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[Palace of Westminster fire, 1834.] The Houses of Lords & Commons as they Appeared On Fire Thursday October 16th 1834.
[Palace of Westminster fire, 1834.] The Houses of Lords & Commons as they Appeared On Fire Thursday October 16th 1834. [&] The Houses of Lords & Commons as they Appeared On Fire Thursday October 16th 1834. [&] The Destruction of both Houses of Parliament, as seen from Abingdon S.t on the Night of the 16th Oct.r 1834. [&] The Destruction of both Houses of Parliament, as seen from the Surry-side on the Night of the 16th Oct.r 1834.
[Two anonymous and two] T. Picken Lith. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the King.
[n.d., c.1834]
Two anonymous mezzotints with etching and two lithographs after Picken, all with extremely fine hand colour. Mezzotints: sheets 125 x 165mm (5 x 6½). Lithographs: sheets 140 x 185mm (5½ x 7¼"). Trimmed to images, laid on album paper.
Four night-time scenes showing the Houses of Parliament on fire, lit by the flames.
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The Houses of Lords & Commons as they appeared On Fire Thursday October 16.th 1834.
The Houses of Lords & Commons as they appeared On Fire Thursday October 16.th 1834.
[n.d. c.1835.]
Finely coloured mezzotint. Plate 152 x 184mm (6 x 7¼"). Cut to platemark.
Burning of Parliament is the popular name for the fire which destroyed the Palace of Westminster, the home of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, on 16 October 1834. The blaze, which started from overheated chimney flues, spread rapidly throughout the medieval complex and developed into the biggest conflagration to occur in London since the Great Fire of 1666, attracting massive crowds. The fire lasted for many hours and gutted most of the Palace, including the converted St Stephen's Chapel (the meeting place of the House of Commons), the Lords Chamber, the Painted Chamber and the official residences of the Speaker and the Clerk of the House of Commons. Westminster Hall and a few other parts of the old Houses of Parliament survived the blaze and were incorporated into the New Palace of Westminster, which was built in the Gothic style over the following decades. J. M. W. Turner witnessed the fire, and painted the subject several times.
See Item 28513 for a coloured example.
[Ref: 32388]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Most Gracious Majesty & Escort Leaving The Palace, St. James's Park.  No.1 - A Series of Birds eye Views taken on the day of Her Majestys Coronation. -  June 28th. 1838.
Her Most Gracious Majesty & Escort Leaving The Palace, St. James's Park. No.1 - A Series of Birds eye Views taken on the day of Her Majestys Coronation. - June 28th. 1838. [&] Hyde Park Fair. No.2 - A Series of Birds eye Views taken on the day of Her Majestys Coronation. - June 28th. 1838.
W. Clerk, lith, 202 High Holborn.
Published by G.S. Tregear, 96, Cheapside, London.
Pair of coloured lithograph, images 240 x 422mm & 271 x 396mm. Tears from edges, one just into image lower left [&] Tear into image at top. Water stain below title.
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[The Fire at the Tower of London] Interior of the Armory.
[The Fire at the Tower of London] Interior of the Armory.
Will.m Oliver linotint. C. Hullmandel's Patent.
Colnaghi and Puckle, 23, Cockspur Street [n.d., c.1842].
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 310 x 410mm (12¼ x 16¼"). Some spotting, laid on card.
People being given a guided tour of the ruined interior of the armory of the Tower of London, with the upper floors and roof gone, and melted piles of ordnance. A plate from the rare series 'Six Views taken after the Great Fire at the Tower of London on the 31.st Oct. 1841; by Mess.rs J. Cater & W. Oliver.
Abbey: 214, only listing an issue in paper wrappers.
[Ref: 62010]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Fire at the Tower of London] Ruins from Avenue on the Parade.
[The Fire at the Tower of London] Ruins from Avenue on the Parade.
J. Cater & W. Oliver linotint. C. Hullmandel's Patent.
Colnaghi and Puckle, 23, Cockspur Street [n.d., c.1842].
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 310 x 410mm (12¼ x 16¼"). Laid on card.
People wandering around the courtyard of the Tower of London, as workers erect scaffolding on the ruined buildings. A plate from the rare series 'Six Views taken after the Great Fire at the Tower of London on the 31.st Oct. 1841; by Mess.rs J. Cater & W. Oliver.
Abbey: 214, only listing an issue in paper wrappers.
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[The Fire at the Tower of London] Long Room leading to the Brick Tower.
[The Fire at the Tower of London] Long Room leading to the Brick Tower.
Will.m Oliver linotint. C. Hullmandel's Patent.
Colnaghi and Puckle, 23, Cockspur Street [n.d., c.1842].
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 310 x 410mm (12¼ x 16¼"). Laid on card.
People viewing the damage in the roofless Long Room, attended by a beefeater. A plate from the rare series 'Six Views taken after the Great Fire at the Tower of London on the 31.st Oct. 1841; by Mess.rs J. Cater & W. Oliver.
Abbey: 214, only listing an issue in paper wrappers.
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[The Fire at the Tower of London] Entrance to the Armoury &c.
[The Fire at the Tower of London] Entrance to the Armoury &c.
Will.m Oliver linotint. C. Hullmandel's Patent.
Colnaghi and Puckle, 23, Cockspur Street [n.d., c.1842].
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 310 x 410mm (12¼ x 16¼"). Laid on card.
People viewing the damage to the Tower of London, surrounded by cannon and mortars. A plate from the rare series 'Six Views taken after the Great Fire at the Tower of London on the 31.st Oct. 1841; by Mess.rs J. Cater & W. Oliver.
Abbey: 214, only listing an issue in paper wrappers.
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[The Fire at the Tower of London] Inside of the Brick Tower.
[The Fire at the Tower of London] Inside of the Brick Tower.
Will.m Oliver linotint. C. Hullmandel's Patent.
Colnaghi and Puckle, 23, Cockspur Street [n.d., c.1842].
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 400 x 300mm (15¾ x 11¾"). Laid on card.
People viewing the damage to the Tower of London, led by a beefeater. A plate from the rare series 'Six Views taken after the Great Fire at the Tower of London on the 31.st Oct. 1841; by Mess.rs J. Cater & W. Oliver.
Abbey: 214, only listing an issue in paper wrappers.
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This Print represents the Attempted Assassination of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria and H.R.H. Prince Albert,
This Print represents the Attempted Assassination of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria and H.R.H. Prince Albert, at Constitution Hill by Edward Oxford, on the Evening of Wednesday June 10th 1840.
Madeley, lith, 5, Wellington St, Strand.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph, rare. Sheet 260 x 355mm (10¼ x 14").
The scene of the first attempt on Queen Victoria's life, showing the pregnant monarch and her husband travelling on Constitution Hill in a phæton, the Wellington Arch in the background, and Edward Oxford with his pistol raised. After firing two shots he was seized by onlookers. He was charged with treason, but, as no bullets could be found at the scene, it could not be proved his pistols had more than powder in them. He was found 'not guilty by reason of insanity' and sent to Bethlem asylum, where he was a model prisoner for nearly quarter of a century. In 1864 he was transferred to Broadmoor, still a model prisoner, and in 1867 it was decided to release him on the proviso he left the country and never returned. He left for Australia, where he changed his name to John Freeman, married, served as a churchwarden in Melbourne and published a book called Lights and Shadows of Melbourne Life in 1888. He died in 1900.
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The Queen's Visit to the City. No.v.r 9.th 1837.
The Queen's Visit to the City. No.v.r 9.th 1837. Drawn on the Spot from the corner of Chancery Lane.
W. Lake. lith. 50. Old Bailey.
Pub.d by E. Davies, 437. Oxford St. [n.d., c.1837]
Lithograph with fine hand colour. Sheet 275 x 380mm (14¾ x 15"). Paper toned
A scene of Queen Victoria's first official visit to the City of London, on Lord Mayor's Day 1837, five months after her coronation. She is shown arriving in the Royal Carriage.
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The Queen's Visit to the City. No.v.r 9.th 1837.
The Queen's Visit to the City. No.v.r 9.th 1837. Drawn on the Spot from the corner of Chancery Lane.
W. Lake. lith. 50. Old Bailey.
[Pub.d by E. Davies, 437. Oxford St.] [n.d., c.1837]
Lithograph with fine hand colour. Sheet: 210 x 300mm (8¼ x 12''). Trimmed, losing publication line.
A scene of Queen Victoria's first official visit to the City of London, on Lord Mayor's Day 1837, five months after her coronation. She is shown arriving in the Royal Carriage.
[Ref: 48909]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Opening of Waterloo Bridge. June 18. 1817.
Opening of Waterloo Bridge. June 18. 1817.
I.G. [Lady Julia Gordon.]
Very scarce pen lithograph, pt J. Whatman watermark. Sheet 170 x 325mm (6¾ x 12¾"). Trimmed within plate on three sides, tear in bottom edge taped.
The celebrations during the opening of the first Waterloo Bridge, which was designed by John Rennie. Lady Julia Gordon (1775-1867, neé Julia Isabella Levina Bennet) was a pupil of both J.M.W. Turner and Thomas Girtin. Her husband, General Sir James Willoughby Gordon, was Quartermaster General during the Peninsular Wars.
Ex: Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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Opening of Waterloo Bridge on the 18.th of June, 1817. as seen from the Corner of Cecil Street, in the Strand.
Opening of Waterloo Bridge on the 18.th of June, 1817. as seen from the Corner of Cecil Street, in the Strand.
Drawn by R.R. Reinagle, A.R.A. Engraved by George Cooke.
London, Published Aug.st 1. 1822; by W.B. Cooke 9 Soho Square.
Etching and engraving on india. Plate 152 x 240mm. 6 x 9½". Foxing in the margins.
View of Waterloo Bridge on its opening day, taken from the corner of Cecil Street in the Strand; many boats on the water and crowds lining the river bank and bridge, flags flown on the bridge, St Paul's can be seen in the distance on the left.
Collage: p7508339.
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His Royal Highness the Prince Regent and Duke of Wellington's &c.&c.&c. First Visit to Waterloo Bridge of the 18th June 1817.
His Royal Highness the Prince Regent and Duke of Wellington's &c.&c.&c. First Visit to Waterloo Bridge of the 18th June 1817. (Taken from Somerset House.)
Published June 21st 1817, By R.Ackermann, 101 Strand.
Rare & fine coloured aquatint. 210 x 360mm, (8¼ x 14¼"), with large margins. Worm holes in left. Some creasing and time staining.
The opening of John Rennie's Bridge in 1817, published only three days after the event.
[Ref: 56061]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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The Interior of Westminster Hall As it Appear'd when the Parliament Houses, were Destroyed by Fire, Oct:16, 1834.
The Interior of Westminster Hall As it Appear'd when the Parliament Houses, were Destroyed by Fire, Oct:16, 1834.
Printed by Lefevre & Kohler, 52 Newman S.t.
Published by G.S. Tregear, 96, Cheapside, London Oct: 30, 1834.
Lithograph with fine hand colour. 390 x 295mm (15¼ x 11½"). Small tear in edge.
A scene in the interior of Westminster Hall, with firemen working pumps in a successful effort to save the building from the fire that destroyed the two Houses of Parliament. The flames can be seen through the window and door. To the right is scaffolding, which had already been erected for repairs. This print was published just two weeks after the fire.
[Ref: 61964]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Prince William offering his sword to the Dean,
Prince William offering his sword to the Dean, at the Altar, the Knights Standing under their Banners.
J. Highmore del: J. Pine Sculpt.
[n.d., c.1770.]
Etching and engraving, 445 x 610mm. 17¾ x 24". Vertical centrefold as issued. Small chips and tears into image from extremities.
Ceremony of installation of knights of the Order of the Bath inside Westminster Abbey. A young Prince William, Duke of Cumberland (1721 – 1765), a younger son of George II, kneels before the altar. The knights stand in plumed hats in rows at either side under their banners, a huge crowd of spectators beyond the altar. The Most Honourable Order of the Bath is an order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725. The name derives from the medieval ceremony for creating a knight, which involved bathing (as a symbol of purification) as one of its elements. Recipients of the Order are now usually senior military officers or senior civil servants. The Order of the Bath is the fourth-most senior of the British Orders of Chivalry, after The Most Noble Order of the Garter, The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, and The Most Illustrious Order of St Patrick. Numbered 'III' upper left, this is a plate to 'The procession and ceremonies observed at the time of the Installation of the Knights Companion of the Order of the Bath', London; J. Pine, first published 1730. John Pine (1690 - 1756), engraver, publisher, print and mapseller, was Bluemantle pursuivant at the College of Arms and engraver to the king's signet and stamp office. Very scarce.
[Ref: 9099]   £360.00  
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Einzug Wilhemi Henrici Prinzen von Orange zukunfftigen königs in England etc. in Londen.
Einzug Wilhemi Henrici Prinzen von Orange zukunfftigen königs in England etc. in Londen.
[Merians Theatrum Europaeum, 1698.]
Fine etching. Plate 309 x 375mm. 12¼ x 14¾". Vertical fold down the centre. Some small nicks and tears.
The arrival of William of Orange in London; large crowds and cannon fire marks his arrival. London and the Thames can be seen in the background. William III (1650-1702) was a dutch Royal who won English, Scottish and Irish crowns following the Glorious Revolution. He ruled jointly with his wife, Mary II, and were always referred to during their joint reign as "William and Mary". A rare image.
See BM: 1912,1025.1.
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