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Long Room, Gallery of Practical Science, Adelaide Street, Strand.
Long Room, Gallery of Practical Science, Adelaide Street, Strand.
Drawn & Etched by Tho.s Kearnan, 17, Euston Place, New Road [c.1830]
Etching, rare. sheet 195 x 225mm (7¾ x 8¾"). Glued to backing sheet; some foxing ; lower right corner missing; tear lower left.
The 'National Gallery of Practical Science, Blending Instruction with Amusement', which contained some 250 machines, devices and models such as a pocket thermometer, a gas mask, an oxyhydrogen microscope, a steam gun and, later, demonstrations of daguerreotypes, electricity and magnetism. The gallery was situated in the Lowther Arcade, a glass-domed arcade near the Strand in London's West End. The gallery closed in the 1840s, and the site went through various incarnations before the Lowther Arcade was demolished in 1904 to make way for Coutts' Bank.
[Ref: 34865]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Temple of the Muses. An interior view of the extensive Library of Lackington, Allen & Co. Finsbury Square, London
Temple of the Muses. An interior view of the extensive Library of Lackington, Allen & Co. Finsbury Square, London where above Half a Million Volumes are constantly on Sale.
Walker del et sculp.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Engraving. Plate: 160 x 200mm (6¼ x 8''), with very large margins.
An advertisement for the first Ďcash booksellerí, probably from the periodical 'London und Paris'. James Lackington (1746 - 1815) rose from selling meat pies at ten and taking an apprenticeship to a shoemaker at 14. In 1773 he went to London to make his fortune and set up as a very humble bookseller and shoemaker. By 1775 he had established his cheap circulating library, helped by his second wife, Dorcas Turton, following their marriage in 1776. In 1789, he moved to The Temple of the Muses in Finsbury Square, purpose built by George Dance, taking Robert Allen into partnership in 1793.
See James Lackington's portrait, ref 10495.
[Ref: 50398]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Bow Street Office.
Bow Street Office.
Rowlandson & Pugin del. et sculpt. Hill, Aquat.
London. Pub March 1, 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint with large margins. Platemark: 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼").
An interior view with a crowd in Bow Street Office, a Magistrates Court where criminals were brought and their cases heard and witnesses gave evidence before the magistrate. The original six Bow Street Runners, whose role was to apprehend and capture the criminals, was increased to 70 men in 1792. 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: 34075]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Pass-Room Bridewell.
Pass-Room Bridewell.
Pugin & Rowlandson del.t. et sculp.t. Hill aqua.t.
London Pub, 1 March 1808 at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts Strand.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Plate: 235 x 280mm (9¼ x 11") large margins.
An interior view of the pass room in Bridewell Prison, an institution for unmarried mothers, prostitutes, the homeless and criminals. The pass room was a room which housed women waiting to be passed to the parishes of their birth. 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: 47235]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Pass-Room Bridewell.
Pass-Room Bridewell.
Pugin & Rowlandson del.t. et sculp.t. Hill aqua.t.
London Pub, 1 March 1808 at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts Strand.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Plate: 235 x 280mm (9¼ x 11"), with large margins.
An interior view of the pass room in Bridewell Prison, an institution for unmarried mothers, prostitutes, the homeless and criminals. The pass room was a room which housed women waiting to be passed to the parishes of their birth. 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: 47234]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Hall and Stair Case, British Museum.
The Hall and Stair Case, British Museum.
Pugin & Rowlandson del. et Sculpt. J. Bluck, Aquat.
London. Pub April 1, 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint with large margins. Platemark: 285 x 240mm (11¼ x 9¾").
An interior view of the Great Staircase in the British Museum, London. Montagu House was the first home of the British Museum. When it was built in 1686, the French style of decoration was fashionable. The walls of the Great Staircase and the ceiling above it were painted mainly by Charles de la Fosse (1636-1716). The painting on the ceiling illustrated a story from Greek mythology - Phaeton asking for permission to drive the chariot of the sun-god, Apollo. The Great Staircase led from the Entrance Hall (which was near the site of the present-day colonnade) to a landing on the first floor. From there visitors walked through the upper rooms, where they could see some of the Museum's collections of manuscripts, medals, antiquities and natural history specimens. 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: 34076]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Hall and Stair Case, British Museum.
The Hall and Stair Case, British Museum.
Pugin & Rowlandson del. et Sculpt. J. Bluck, Aquat.
London. Pub April 1, 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint with large margins, 1807 J. Whatman watermark. Platemark: 285 x 240mm (11¼ x 9¾").
An interior view of the Great Staircase in the British Museum, London. Montagu House was the first home of the British Museum. When it was built in 1686, the French style of decoration was fashionable. The walls of the Great Staircase and the ceiling above it were painted mainly by Charles de la Fosse (1636-1716). The painting on the ceiling illustrated a story from Greek mythology - Phaeton asking for permission to drive the chariot of the sun-god, Apollo. The Great Staircase led from the Entrance Hall (which was near the site of the present-day colonnade) to a landing on the first floor. From there visitors walked through the upper rooms, where they could see some of the Museum's collections of manuscripts, medals, antiquities and natural history specimens. 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: 61997]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Great Subscription Room at Brooks's, St. James's Street.
Great Subscription Room at Brooks's, St. James's Street.
Rowlandson & Pugin Delt. et Sculpt. J. Bluck Aquat.
London. Pub.1st Octr, 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Coloured aquatint. 230 x 280mm, 9 x 11", paper watermarked "1808" large margins.
The gaming room at Brooks's, a gentlemen's club founded in 1764, with a barrel-vault ceiling designed by John Adam. Notable members of the club include David Garrick, Herbert Walpole, Joshua Reynolds, William Pitt the Younger, William Wilberforce, George IV and William IV.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
[Ref: 53543]   £260.00  
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Chelsea Hospital.
Chelsea Hospital.
Rowlandson & Pugin delt. et sculpt. J. Bluck aquat.
London Pub. Jany. 1st. 1810 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101 Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint, 235 x 280mm. 9¼ x 11".
Interior view of the dining hall at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the Chelsea Pensioners eating. Plate to Volume III of Rudolph Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London', 3 vols., 1808-10. Numbered 'Plate 98.' upper right.
Abbey, Scenery: 212, 98.
[Ref: 61933]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Coal Exchange.
Coal Exchange.
Rowlandson & Pugin del.t. et sculp.t. Hill Aqua.t.
London. Pub 1 May, 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Coloured aquatint. 225 x 270mm. 9¾ x 10½".
The interior of the Coal Exhange, Thames Street. 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: 11444]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Coal Exchange.
Coal Exchange.
Rowlandson & Pugin del. et sculpt. Hill, Aquat.
London. Pub May 1, 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint with large margins. Platemark: 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼").
An interior view of the Coal Exchange, Thames Street, London. A coal exchange was established in 1770 near the site of Smart's Quay and close to Billingsgate Market. The market was established by the main coal merchants as a private body to regulate the trade of coal in the capital, and was controlled by a private coal merchant until the old Coal Exchange was bought by the Corporation of London in 1807. A new building had been built in 1805, with a recessed classical portico supported by small Doric pillars and triangular pediment above, as seen in the centre of the image. Under the control of the City Corporation, the Coal Exchange became a free and open market, regulated by various Acts of Parliament. 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: 34077]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The College of Arms, or Heralds Office, London, MDCCLXVIII.
The College of Arms, or Heralds Office, London, MDCCLXVIII.
T. Malton delin. W: Sherwin sculp. T: White sculp.
[1768.]
Engraving and etching. 405 x 510mm (16 x 20"). Tears repaired.
View of the inner court of the College on Bennett Hill, Doctors' Commons, engraved by Thomas White, surrounded by seventeen coats of arms of the various officers of college, engraved by William Sherwin.
BM: 1978,U.3631.
[Ref: 53480]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The College of Arms, of Heralds Office, London, MDCCLXVIII.
The College of Arms, of Heralds Office, London, MDCCLXVIII. Heralds have been in this Kingdom from Time immemorial. There were Kings, Heralds, and Pursuivants of Arms, in the Reign of King Hen. III: They had particular Charters from King Rich. III...In the Heralds Office are recorded the Genealogies, Arms, &c of the Nobility and Gentry, which preserving the Right if Inheritance, evidently tends to the Public Benefit.
T. Malton delin. W: Sherwin sculp. T: White sculp.
[1768.]
Engraving and etching. Plate 407 x 508mm. Trimmed close to the plate.
View of the inner court of the College on Bennett Hill, Doctors' Commons, engraved by Thomas White, surrounded by seventeen coats of arms of the various officers of college, engraved by William Sherwin.
BM: 1978,U.3631.
[Ref: 19297]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The College of Physicians
The College of Physicians
Rowlandson & Pugin Delt. Et Sculpt. J. Bluck, Aquat.
London. Pub 1st May, 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand
Coloured aquatint. 240 x 285mm.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
[Ref: 5241]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Court of Common Pleas, Westminster Hall.
Court of Common Pleas, Westminster Hall.
Pugin & Rowlandson del. et Sculpt. J. C. Stadler, Aquat.
London. Pub June 1, 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint with large margins. Platemark: 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼").
An interior view of the Court of Common Pleas, Westminster, London. Authorised by the Magna Carta to sit in a fixed location, the Common Pleas sat in Westminster Hall for its entire existence, joined by the Exchequer of Pleas and Court of King's Bench. 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: 34082]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Lottery Drawing: Coopers Hall.
Lottery Drawing: Coopers Hall.
Rowlandson & Pugin Delt. et Sculpt. Stadler aquat.
London. Pub 1st Feby, 1809 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Coloured aquatint. 272 x 220mm.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
[Ref: 5229]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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Corn Exchange, Mark Lane.
Corn Exchange, Mark Lane.
Pugin & Rowlandson del.t et sculp.t. J. Bluck Aquat.
London. Pub Sept.r 1, 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint with large margins. Platemark: 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼").
An interior view of the colonaded atrium of the Corn Exchange, London, with 'corn factors' at desks showing samples of corn to potential buyers. 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: 34149]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Explanation of the Cosmorama.
Explanation of the Cosmorama.
[Printed Dec.r 1.st 1821, for La Belle Assembleé N.º 155.]
Aquatint. Sheet 130 x 210mm (5 x 8¼"). Trimmed, losing publication line, laid on album paper.
A diagram of the viewing room of the Cosmorama, an indoor peepshow at 29 St James's Street (later 207-209 Regent Street). The viewer would look through a confex lens at a small painting, which would look much larger and more distant.
[Ref: 62309]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Spanish Fète. Theatre Royal Covent Garden, July 4th 1823.
Spanish Fète. Theatre Royal Covent Garden, July 4th 1823.
[c.1823.]
Finely coloured lithograph. Sheet 230 x 300mm (9 x 11¾"), with 1821 watermark. Tears.
The interior of the theatre, the audience in fancy dress.
[Ref: 54803]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Crosby Hall
Crosby Hall February 28 1839[?]
[Anon., c.1840]
Lithograph on grey paper with white highlights added by hand, printed area 220 x 295mm (8¾ x 11½"). Scarce.
The Banqueting Hall of Crosby Hall, a Medieval house built on Bishopsgate by merchant and diplomat Sir John Crosby (d.1476). It remained in the City until the early twentieth century when it was relocated to Cheyne Walk, Chelsea (it is now the only extant example of domestic architecture built for a London merchant in the middle ages). In the 1830s many prominent citizens were involved in campaigning for the restoration of the hall, which the event shown here may have been related to.
[Ref: 37667]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Long Room, Custom House.
The Long Room, Custom House.
Rowlandson & Pugin del. et sculpt. J. C. Stadler Aquat.
London. Pub July 1, 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint with large margins. Platemark: 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼").
An interior view of the Long Room in the Custom House, Lower Thames Street, London. The house was rebuilt in 1717-25 by Thomas Ripley on the foundations of an earlier house by Wren. It was destroyed by fire 1814. The Long Room was where customs men received offical documents. 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: 34090]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Daffy Club or a Musical Master of the Fancy.
The Daffy Club or a Musical Master of the Fancy.
Drawn & Engraved by R. Cruikshank.
Published March 1, 1824, by Sherwood, Jones & C.o.
Aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 150 x 235mm (6 x 9¼"). Trimmed within plate.
The interior of the Castle Tavern, Holborn (landlord the boxer Tom Belcher) during a meeting of the 'Daffy Club', men who enjoy gin (daffy), sport and gambling. The walls are filled with portraits of boxers and other sporting paintings.
[Ref: 61306]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Prospectus Interior Templi Dano-Norwegici Londinensis.
Prospectus Interior Templi Dano-Norwegici Londinensis.
J. Kip Sculpsit London 1697.
Scarce engraving. 445 x 345mm (17½ x 13½"). Several tears in margins, one entering platemark in inscription area.
The Danish church in Wellclose Square, built by Caius Gabriel Cibber in 1696, demolished in 1870. His wooden figures of Moses and Saint John the Baptist, seen here at the far end, were removed and installed in the replacement church in Saint Katharine's Precinct, Regent's Park.
[Ref: 45121]   £360.00  
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Debating Society, Piccadilly.
Debating Society, Piccadilly.
Rowlandson & Pugin del. et sculpt. J. C. Stadler sculp.
London. Pub Aug.t 1, 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint with large margins. Platemark: 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼").
A view of 'The Athenian Lyceum' meeting of the debating society, taking place at No. 22 Piccadilly. An interior view of a crowded room with a chairman presiding over debates. 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: 34091]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ornamental design]
[Ornamental design]
J.C. delafosse inv. f.
[n.d., c.1770]
Etching, platemark 330 x 115mm (13 x 4½"). Cut to platemark on right.
Decorative design by Jean Charles Delafosse (1734-89), who produced over 500 hundred such designs, many in the 'Nouvelle Iconologie Historique' (c.1767-8).
[Ref: 32235]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ornamental design]
[Ornamental design]
J.C. delafosse inv. f.
[n.d., c.1770]
Etching with large margins on 3 sides, platemark 330 x 115mm (13 x 4½").
Decorative design by Jean Charles Delafosse (1734-89), who produced over 500 hundred such designs, many in the 'Nouvelle Iconologie Historique' (c.1767-8).
[Ref: 32236]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Doctors Commons.
Doctors Commons.
Rowlandson & Pugin delt. et sculpt. Stadler Aquat.
London. Pub.1st Augt, 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Coloured aquatint. Plate 230 x 278mm.
A scene inside the Doctors' Commons, the society of lawyers that were practising civil law in London. Court proceedings were also held here.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
[Ref: 17004]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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This View of the Eastern Window of the Chapel of the Rolls completed 1820,
This View of the Eastern Window of the Chapel of the Rolls completed 1820, is dedicated by Permission ro the Right Hon.ble Sir Tho.s Plumber KN.t Master of the Rolls by his Humble Servant, W.m Raphael Eginton.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Engraving. 425 x 270mm. Some wear to margins.
A stained-glass window with the armorial of the Master of the Rolls, with the personal arms of some of the Masters from 1362 to the encumbent, Thomas Plumber, from 1818 to 1824. To be Master is to serve in one of the highest offices in Law. It was a private chapel, built to serve Henry III's royal foundation of the Domus Conversorum in 1232. The inquisition into its affairs in 1308 was ordered by the King, but from 1377, when the Domus and the chapel were attached permanently to the office of Keeper of the Rolls, it became the private chapel of the Master of the Rolls. The Masters and clerks of Chancery had right to seats in it. At a later date other people could rent pews. From time to time the King interfered in the appointment of clergy: not successfully (?1638) when the Master of the Rolls refused to allow a royal nominee Matthew Griffith to officiate in the Chapel; successfully in 1684 when Harbottle Grimston was forced to dismiss Gilbert Burnet after the Guy Fawkes' day sermon which offended James II. Burnet says that 'North [Lord Chancellor] writ to the Master of the Rolls, that the King considered the Chapel of the Rolls as one of his own Chapels'. But Burnet was rather notorious and the King was James II. There are no later cases of royal interference or intervention by the Lord Chancellor. It is unlikely that any converts lived in the house, the Chapel was not very important and was rather neglected except as providing a nice little sinecure for 'clerical' relatives and friends of the current Mr., and of course, a rather gracious place for services.
[Ref: 7086]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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View of the Egyptian Hall. On the 30th April, 1828.
View of the Egyptian Hall. On the 30th April, 1828.
Rare lithograph. Sheet: 275 x 310mm (10¾ x 12"). Some light foxing and remains of glue stains in corners.
An interior view of the Egyptian Hall, the main reception room in Mansion House, official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. The Egyptian Hall is so named because the architect George Dance used a style of column described by Vitruvius as 'egyptian' and not because of any ancient egyptian motif.
[Ref: 41813]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Excise Office, Broad Street.
Excise Office, Broad Street.
Rowlandson & Pugin del.t. et sculp.t. Sutherland aqua.t.
London. Pub. Feb 1, 1810 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Coloured aquatint. 225 x 270mm. 9¾ x 10½". Slight offset from test.
The Excise Office was responsible for collecting taxes on products including alchohol; tea, coffee and chocolate; malt, hops, starch, candles; and paper, vellum and parchment 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: 11451]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Horse Armoury, Tower.
Horse Armoury, Tower. Plate 101.
Rowlandson & Pugin del.t et sculp.t. Sunderland aqua.t.
London Pub, Nov.r 1.st 1809, at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts 101 Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint with large margins. Platemark: 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼").
Interior view of the Horse Armoury at the Tower of London. Cavalry in full armour lined up against back wall for inspection; helmets and other pieces of armour hanging from walls and ceiling 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: 61930]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Exhibition Room, Somerset House.
Exhibition Room, Somerset House. Plate 2.
Rowlandson & Pugin del.t et sculp.t. Hill Aquatin.
London Pub, 1. Jan.y 1808, at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts on the Strand.
Fine hand coloured aquatint with large margins. Platemark: 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼"). Paper toned.
Interior view of the exhibition room at Somerset House, London. An extremely crowded exhibition with paintings from floor to ceiling and a large number of viewers. The Royal Academy was founded in 1768 with the backing of George III and twelve years later moved into the newly completed Strand block of Somerset House. Here the Academy held its annual exhibitions until 1836. 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: 61928]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Foundling Hospital, The Chapel.
Foundling Hospital, The Chapel.
Rowlandson & Pugin del.t. et sculp.t. J.Bluck Aqua.t.
London. Pub 1.st Oct.r, 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Coloured aquatint. Plate: 230 x 280mm (9 x 11") large margins.
The Foundling Hospital in Guildford Street. It was founded in 1742 by Captain Thomas Coram, whose friends included William Hogarth (later a governor of the institution) and Handel (who donated an organ to the chapel and gave performances of the 'Messiah' on it, raising £7,000). 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: 47227]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Foundling Hospital, The Chapel.]
[Foundling Hospital, The Chapel.]
[Rowlandson & Pugin del.t. et sculp.t. J.Bluck Aqua.t.]
[London. Pub 1.st Oct.r, 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.]
Aquatint. Sheet 190 x 255mm (7½ x 10"). Trimmed within image, losing all inscriptions.
The Foundling Hospital in Guildford Street. It was founded in 1742 by Captain Thomas Coram, whose friends included William Hogarth (later a governor of the institution) and Handel (who donated an organ to the chapel and gave performances of the 'Messiah' on it, raising £7,000). 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. A rare uncoloured example.
Abbey, Scenery: 212. See reference 47227 for a coloured version.
[Ref: 61250]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street.
Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street.
Rowlandson & Pugin del. et sculpt. Stadler Aquat.
London. Pub Oct.r 1, 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint with large margins. Platemark: 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼").
An interior view of a full Freemans Hall in Queen Street, London, the headquarters and meeting place for the Masonic Lodges in the London area. In 1775 the premier Grand Lodge purchased a house on Queen Street, behind which was a garden and a second house. A competition was held for the design of a Grand Hall to link the two houses. The winning design was by draughtsman, watercolour artist, architect and teacher, Thomas Sandby. 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: 34147]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Greenwich Hospital, The Painted Hall.
Greenwich Hospital, The Painted Hall.
Pugin & Rowlandson del.t et sculp.t. J. Bluck Aquat.
London. Pub Jan 1, 1810 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint with large margins. Platemark: 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼").
An interior view of the Painted Hall in Greenwich Hospital, London. The first of the principal buildings constructed for the hospital was the King Charles Court, famous for its baroque Painted Hall, which was painted by Sir James Thornhill in honour of King William III and Queen Mary II (the ceiling of the Lower Hall), of Queen Anne and her husband, Prince George of Denmark (the ceiling of the Upper Hall) and George I (the north wall of the Upper Hall). The Painted Hall was deemed too magnificent for the pensioned seamen's refectory and was never regularly used as such. On 5th January 1806, Lord Nelson's body lay in state in the Painted Hall of the Greenwich Hospital before being taken up the river Thames to St Paul's Cathedral for a state funeral. In 1824 a National Gallery of Naval Art was created in the Painted Hall, where it remained until 1936, when the collection was transferred to the National Maritime Museum, newly established in the Queen's House and adjacent buildings. 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: 61931]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Common Council Chamber, Guildhall.
Common Council Chamber, Guildhall.
Rowlandson & Pugin del.t. et sculp.t./ J. Bluck aqua.t.
London Pub.1.st. Nov.r. 1808 at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts 101 Strand.
Coloured aquatint with large margins. Plate: 240 x 280mm (9½ x 11"). Slight crease on left and some foxing.
Interior scene in which robed men, wearing wigs, sit in a domed room hung with paintings, whilst a group of figures gather at the entrance to watch the proceedings. From Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London'.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
[Ref: 34117]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Guildhall.
Guildhall.
Rowlandson & Pugin del. et sculpt. J. Bluck Aquat.
London. Pub Oct.r 1, 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint with large margins. Platemark: 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼").
An interior view of the Great Hall in Guildhall, London, with a procession of Common Councilmen and Aldermen leading up the steps in the centre of the image. Guildhall has been used as a town hall for several hundred years, and is still the ceremonial and administrative centre of the City of London. 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: 34144]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Gog & Magog, the Two- [...]
Gog & Magog, the Two- [...]
[n.d., c.1840.]
Coloured woodcut. Sheet 180 x 100mm (7 x 4") Trimmed, losing half of image, on album paper.
A more human interpretation of the statue of Gog in the Guildhall, destroyed in the Blitz. The print originally also showed Magog.
[Ref: 56620]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Representation of the Interior of Guildhall on the occasion of the Visit of the King & Queen at the Inauguration Dinner of Ald.Key, to the Mayoralty of London, Nov. 9. 1830.
Representation of the Interior of Guildhall on the occasion of the Visit of the King & Queen at the Inauguration Dinner of Ald.Key, to the Mayoralty of London, Nov. 9. 1830.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet: 235 x 140mm (9¼ x 5½"). Trimmed and tipped into an album sheet.
A scene in the Guildhall showing the inauguration dinner of the Alderman Key on the 9th November 1830 attended by William IV (1765-1837) and Queen Adelaide.
[Ref: 46424]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Guildhall.
Guildhall. Examination of a Bankrupt before his Creditors. Court of Kings Bench.
Pugin & Rowlandson, del.t. et sculp.t. J.Bluck Aqua.t.
Pub. 1.st. Nov.r. 1808 at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts 101 Strand, London.
Coloured aquatint. Plate: 280 x 230mm (11 x 9"). Large margins.
Interior scene in Guildhall in which a man stands before a court of men, some of which are examining papers and conversing amongst themselves. From Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London'.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
[Ref: 34110]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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To the R.t Hon.ble Viscount Canterbury, this Print of the Interior of the late House of Commons, is respectfully, dedicated by His Lordship's obedient and obliged Hum.ble Serv.t H.W. Burgess.
To the R.t Hon.ble Viscount Canterbury, this Print of the Interior of the late House of Commons, is respectfully, dedicated by His Lordship's obedient and obliged Hum.ble Serv.t H.W. Burgess.
H.W. Burgess Pinx.t. Sam.l Cousins Sculp.t.
Published for the Proprietor by J. Dickenson No. 114 New Bond Street, June 1.st 1835.
Mezzotint. Rare. Platemark: 630 x 470mm (24¾ x 18½").
An interior view of the old House of Commons. Lettered with title and dedication to Viscount Canterbury. After Henry William Burgess (1809-1844).
[Ref: 39494]   £320.00  
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A Faithful Representation of the Interior of the House of Lords.
A Faithful Representation of the Interior of the House of Lords.
Printed by Smith and Melling, 18, Pool Lane, Liverpool.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Broadside, with wood engraving set in letterpress. Sheet 455 x 300mm (18 x 11¾"). Repaired tears, creasing.
A broadside published for the trial of Caroline of Brunswick, showing the temporary galleries erected to seat the extra visitors. The 'Table of Explanation' contains a key marking the positions of the main figures of the trial.
[Ref: 60901]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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India House, The Sale Room.
India House, The Sale Room. N.o 49.
Rowlandson & Pugin Delt. et Sculpt. J. C. Stadler Aquat.
London. Pub.1st Decr. 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Coloured aquatint, plate 235 x 275mm (9 x 10¾").
Interior of the Sale Room of the East India Company at Leadenhall Street in the City. 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: 61945]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Prospect of the Inside of the Collegiate Church of S.t Peter in Westminster,
A Prospect of the Inside of the Collegiate Church of S.t Peter in Westminster, 3 from the Quire to the East End: with the Furniture thereof before the Grand Proceeding entred; shewing the Position of the Altar, Theatre, ^Thrones, Chairs, Pulpit, Benches Seats and Galeries. The Whole taken from Sanford.
[After Samuel Moore]
London, Printed for Bowles & Carver 69 S.t Pauls Church Yard & R. Wilkinson [n.d. c.1800]
Hand coloured engraving, 280 x 235mm (11 x 9¼"), with large margins. Two small tears to margin at bottom.
Interior of Westminster Abbey with key, prior to the coronation procession of James II entering; based on an illustration to Francis Sandford's, 'The History of the Coronation of the Most High, Most Mighty, and Most Excellent Monarch, James II' (London, 1687).
See reference 42036 for print by Samuel Moore.
[Ref: 60469]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Prospect of the Inside of the Collegiate Church of S.t Peter in Westminster,
A Prospect of the Inside of the Collegiate Church of S.t Peter in Westminster, 3 from the Quire to the East End: with the Furniture thereof before the Grand Proceeding entred; shewing the Position of the Altar, Theatre, ^Thrones, Chairs, Pulpit, Benches Seats and Galeries. The Whole taken from Sanford.
[After Samuel Moore]
[Either Published by F. West 83, Fleet Street London or London. Printed for Bowles & Carver 69 St. Pauls Church Yard & R. Wilkinson 58 Cornhill]
Proof engraving before publication line. Sheet 310 x 265mm (12¼ x 10½"). Trimmed within plate and tipped into album sheet.
Interior of Westminster Abbey with key, prior to the coronation procession of James II entering; based on an illustration to Francis Sandford's, 'The History of the Coronation of the Most High, Most Mighty, and Most Excellent Monarch, James II' (London, 1687). This print was either published by Francis West, with his 'Collection of Views of London and its environs', made up of plates from the stock of John Bowles and his successors in the mid-nineteenth century. Or published earlier with the series 'London Described' in 1723-1724 and was republished over the years by Bowles and his successors.
See reference 42036 for print by Samuel Moore.
[Ref: 60466]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Prospect of the Inside of the Collegiate Church of S.t Peter in Westminster,
A Prospect of the Inside of the Collegiate Church of S.t Peter in Westminster, 3 from the Quire to the East End: with the Furniture thereof before the Grand Proceeding entred; shewing the Position of the Altar, Theatre, ^Thrones, Chairs, Pulpit, Benches Seats and Galeries. The Whole taken from Sanford.
[After Samuel Moore]
Published by F. West 83, Fleet Street, London. [n.d. c.1830]
Hand coloured engraving, 280 x 235mm (11 x 9¼"), with large margins.
Interior of Westminster Abbey with key, prior to the coronation procession of James II entering; based on an illustration to Francis Sandford's, 'The History of the Coronation of the Most High, Most Mighty, and Most Excellent Monarch, James II' (London, 1687). This state published as part of Francis West's 'Collection of Views of old London', using the stock of John Bowles and his successors, published in the mid-nineteenth century.
See reference 42036.
[Ref: 60471]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Court of Kings Bench, Westminster Hall.
Court of Kings Bench, Westminster Hall.
Pugin & Rowlandson del. et Sculpt. J. Bluck, Aquat.
London. Pub June 1, 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint with large margins. Platemark: 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼").
An interior view of the Court of Kings Bench, Westminster Hall, London. The Court of King's Bench (or Court of Queen's Bench during the reign of a female monarch), formally known as The Court of the King Before the King Himself, was an English court of common law. 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: 34083]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Lambeth Palace.
Lambeth Palace.
Pugin & Rowlandson del.t et sculp.t J.C. Stadler. aqua.t.
London. Pub. 1st Dec.r, 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Coloured aquatint. 235 x 275mm (9¼ x 10½") very large margins.
A view of the 14th Century Guard Room of Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop's principle audience room. The magnificent arch-braced roof is contemporary to that of Westminster Hall. A plate from Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London' (1808-9), a landmark publication in the documentation of London, bringing together two specialist artists, Thomas Rowlandson to design the figures and Augustus Pugin to provide the architectural draughtsmanship. The result was a series of scenes unprecedented in their combination of vivid activity and architectual accuracy.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
[Ref: 39726]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[9 Legal scenes from Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London']
[9 Legal scenes from Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London'] The Roman Catholic Chapel, Lincolns Inn Fields [&] Court of Chancery, Lincoln's Inn Hall [&] Court of Common Pleas, Westminster Hall [&] Court of Kings Bench, Westminster Hall [&] Doctors Commons [&] Guildhall [&] Common Council Chamber, Guildhall [&] Old Bailey [&] Session House, Clerkenwell.
Rowlandson & Pugin delt et sculp Stadler aqua.t
London, Pub. [1 April 1808- June 1st 1809] at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101 Strand.
Nine coloured aquatints in frames, outside of frames each approx 460 x 500mm (18 x 19½"). Unexamined out of frames
Nine plates from Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London', focusing on the legal institutions of the city. The 'Microcosm of London' (1808-9) was a landmark publication in the documentation of London, bringing together two specialist artists, Thomas Rowlandson to design the figures and Augustus Pugin to provide the architectural draughtsmanship. The result was a series of scenes unprecedented in their combination of vivid activity and architectual accuracy.
Adams: 99. 16, 22, 23, 24, 31, 40, 41, 58, 70
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