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Bricklayer.
Bricklayer.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Coloured wood engraving. Sheet 135 x 215mm, 5½ x 8½". Trimmed, laid on album paper.
An educational image of a pair of bricklayers, one with a hod.
[Ref: 16429]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Coal-Heavers.]
[Coal-Heavers.]
[Drawn & engraved by William Henry Pyne.]
Published by William Miller, Albermarle Street, Jan.y 1. 1805.
Hand-coloured aquatint, with letterpress sheet. Sheet: 365 x 250mm (14½ x 9¾"). Stapled at top right corner.
A scene showing two coal heavers filling up a sack of coal by the side of a river. From 'The Costume of Great Britain', a book containing 60 plates of people at work and scenes of everyday life. William Henry Pyne (1769-1843), the son of a London weaver who became an artist and writer, was commissioned to write and illustrate the book by the publisher, William Miller of Albermarle Street, London. The illustrations are particularly notable as they portray British life on the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
Abbey Life 430.
[Ref: 44611]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Cribbage.
Cribbage. When Greek meets Greek then comes the Tug of War.
G. Dawe Eng.r & Printer, 9 Southampton Pl. New Rd.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Rare coloured aquatint. Sheet 235 x 240mm (9¼ x 9½"). Trimmed within plate, into title at bottom, scratched.
Two filthy boy chimney sweeps play cribbage on a bench.
[Ref: 58830]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Paviours.
The Paviours.
[London, Printed for the Author Rich Wallis Citizen & Arms painter of London & are to be sold by him at his Shop against ye Royall Exchange 1677.]
Engraving. 200 x 155mm, 8 x 6". Trimmed, mounted in album paper.
The crest of the Pavers company with a pair of gryphons a chevron panel with baskets of pickaxes shovels and spades. In addirion to constructing streets and pavements, the Company was responsible for removing scavenging pigs. Various craft guilds were established in London as early as the 12th century, later becoming known as City Livery Companies because they often wore a distinctive livery or uniform. The companies decided who could work or trade in their crafts, controlling prices and wages, working conditions and welfare. In return for exercising rigorous quality control they received monopoly powers. In continental Europe, various revolutions in the 18th and 19th centuries swept away the guilds, but in England they continued, and several new Companies have appeared in recent years.From "Londons Armory Accuratly delineated in a Graphical display of all the Arms, Crests, Supporters, Mantles and Motto’s of every distinct Company and Corporate Societie in the Honourable City of London".
[Ref: 17856]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Woodmongers.
The Woodmongers.
[London, Printed for the Author Rich Wallis Citizen & Arms painter of London & are to be sold by him at his Shop against ye Royall Exchange 1677.]
Engraving. 200 x 155mm, 8 x 6". Trimmed, mounted in album paper.
The arms of the Woodmongers, who brought wood into the City of London for sale. The company became defunct in 1746. Various craft guilds were established in London as early as the 12th century, later becoming known as City Livery Companies because they often wore a distinctive livery or uniform. The companies decided who could work or trade in their crafts, controlling prices and wages, working conditions and welfare. In return for exercising rigorous quality control they received monopoly powers. In continental Europe, various revolutions in the 18th and 19th centuries swept away the guilds, but in England they continued, and several new Companies have appeared in recent years. From "Londons Armory Accuratly delineated in a Graphical display of all the Arms, Crests, Supporters, Mantles and Motto’s of every distinct Company and Corporate Societie in the Honourable City of London".
[Ref: 17848]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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No. 38. [Waggon.]
No. 38. [Waggon.]
[Drawn & engraved by William Henry Pyne.]
Published by William Miller, Albemarle Street Jan.y 1. 1805. [but c.1820.]
Hand coloured etching with aquatint. Sheet 260 x 365mm, 10½ x 14¼", watermarked 'J Whatman 1818'.
A covered wagon drawnby eight horses, published in 'The Costume of Great Britain', a work notable for portraying British life on the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
Abbey Life 430, 38.
[Ref: 27028]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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le Fendeur de Bois.
le Fendeur de Bois. Autre fois j'ay fendu du Bois pour Cupidon, Je voudrois bien encor en donner des lecons, Mais ce grand nombre d'ans, de mois, et de jour.née On trop emoussé ma cognée.
J. Bonnart f. Chez N. Bonnart, rue S.t Jacques a l'aigle avec privil.
Paris, [n.d. c.1674-1726].
Etching, 17th century watermark. 275 x 190mm (10¾ x 7½") very large margins. Tear near top left corner. Stains across image and sheet.
A woodcutter carrying a basket and saw on his back and leaning on a walking stick. Engraved by Jean-Baptiste Bonnart and published by Nicolas Bonnart. Though there are strong similarities among groups of engravings by the Bonnart brothers, there is no evidence this was published as part of a set.
[Ref: 54887]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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