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A Perspective View of Buckingham House in St James's Park.
A Perspective View of Buckingham House in St James's Park.
J. Maurer de. et sc. London 1753.
Coloured engraving. 175 x 290mm (7 x 11½"), very large margins.
A view of the original Buckingham House, built 1703, before the 1850 addition of the East front, the public face of what is now Buckingham Palace.
[Ref: 56331]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Buckingham House in St James Park
Buckingham House in St James Park belonging to the Most Noble & Potent Prince Iohn Sheffield Baron of Botterwick, Earl of Mulgrave, Kn.t of ye most Noble Order of ye Garter, Gentleman of ye Bed-Chamber to K: Ch. 2d. Colonell of the Holland Regiment and Governour of Hull, Vice-Admirall of Yorkshire Northumberland & Bishoprick of Durham and Lord Chamberlain to K. Iames 2.d Created Marquess of Normanby by K. Will. & Qu: Mary, and one of their Ma.ties most Hon:ble Privy Councell, & by Qu: Anne Duke of ye County of Buckingham & of Normanby & Lord Privy Seal.
[London: David Mortier, n.d. c.1724.]
Engraving. 475 x 595mm (18¾ x 23½"), very large margins. Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
A view of Buckingham House as built by John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, in 1703. Hiss illegitimate son, Sir Charles Sheffield, sold the house to George III for £21,000 in 1763 for use by Queen Charlotte. The east wing, today's public façade, was built in 1850.
[Ref: 56357]   £450.00  
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A View taken near the Store House, at Deptford.
A View taken near the Store House, at Deptford. No.10
John Boydell del et sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by J. Boydell Engraver 1750. Price 1.s
Very fine hand coloured engraving on 1808 watermarked paper. Plate 260 x 430mm (10¼ x 17"), with large margins. Some surface dirt in margins. Some water droplet stains in image.
A view on the Thames at Deptford. From Boydell's series of plates "Collection of One Hundred Views in England and Wales," published in 1770. Deptford was the site of the first Royal Dockyard, established by Henry VIII. For much of the period during which England ruled the waves, her ships were built at Deptford.
[Ref: 56289]   £360.00  
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A View of London taken off the Thames near York Buildings
A View of London taken off the Thames near York Buildings Veue de Londres dessine de dessud la Tamise, pres de York Buildings. No.22
John Boydell delin et sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliam.t by Jn.o Boydell Engraver, at the Unicorn the Corner of Queen Street, in Cheapside London. Price 1.s [c.1750]
Very fine hand coloured engraving on 18th century watermarked paper. Plate 260 x 430mm (10¼ x 17"), with large margins.
A view of the river showing a boat being unloaded at Embankment, near Hungerford Bridge.
[Ref: 56288]   £350.00  
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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.
A view of the temporary structure built in Green Park for the firework display celebrating the Peace of Paris (1783); 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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Aquatic Theatre, Sadler's Wells.
Aquatic Theatre, Sadler's Wells.
Published Augt. 23, 1813, [bit later] by Jas. Whittle & Richd. H. Laurie, 53, Fleet Street, London.
Etching and engraving, 300 x 445mm (11¾ x 17½").
View of Sadler's Wells Theatre, showing a horse-drawn carriage and figures fishing along the river in the foreground. Sadler's Wells Theatre on Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell. Many famous actors appeared at the theatre, including Edmund Kean, and popular comedians such as Joseph Grimaldi (1778 - 1837), originator of the painted clown. A tank under the stage could be flooded with water from the New River. This 'Aquatic Theatre' was used to stage extravagant naval melodramas, such as 'The Siege of Gibraltar'.
[Ref: 56116]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of the Canal in S.t. James's Park, Buckingham House &c. taken from the Parade.
A View of the Canal in S.t. James's Park, Buckingham House &c. taken from the Parade. Vüe du Canal et de la Maison de Buckingham dans le Parc de S.t. James.
Canaletti Delin. Stevens. sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, London Printed for & Sold by Rob.t. Sayer at the Golden Buck opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1760.]
Hand coloured engraving. 400 x 265mm (15¾ x 10½"), very large margins. Repaired tear in margin.
A view of St James's Park looking west towards Buckingham House, before the staight lines of the canal were landscaped to a lake.
[Ref: 40396]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Marlborough House] The South-West Prospect of his Grace ye Duke of Marlborough's House in St. James Park.
[Marlborough House] The South-West Prospect of his Grace ye Duke of Marlborough's House in St. James Park.
James Lightbody Delin. John Harris Fecit.
[London: David Mortier, n.d., c.1715].
Etching. 475 x 580mm (18¼ x 22¾"), very large margins. Framed. Old ink mss pagination added lower right. Unexamined out of frame.
A view of Marlborough House from The Mall, engraved by John Harris (1686-1739) after James Lightbody. The London residence of the John Churchill, it was designed by Sir Christopher Wren under the instructions of Sarah Churchill and completed in 1711, the year Churchill became 1st Duke of Marlborough. Today it houses the Commonwealth Secretariat, with a third story designed by Sir William Chambers in 1770. The first state, before Joseph Smith added his inscription in 1724.
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A View of the Thames from Milbank towards Chelsea and Battersea.
A View of the Thames from Milbank towards Chelsea and Battersea. 5
[After Jefferyes Hamett O'Neale]
[London, Printed for R. Sayer - Map and Printsellers, no. 53, Fleet Street, as the Act directs, 21 March 1789.]
Mezzotint with etching, plate 250 x 350mm (10 x 13¾) with very large margins.
The print is one of a set of "Six Views near London" first published by Sayer & Bennett in 1782/83.
[Ref: 56110]   £320.00  
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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.
[Ref: 56271]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue du Pont de Westminster.
Vue du Pont de Westminster.
Grave par P M Alix, d'apres le Tableau original, qui est dans le Cabinet de M. F. Drouchn, 1799.
Framed coloured etching with aquatint. 645 x 840mm (25½ x 33"). Unexamined out of the frame.
A view of the Westminster Bridge after an anonymous painting from Marie Francois Drouhin's collection. Pierre-Michel Alix (1762-1817) was a French engraver who studied under Jacques-Philippe Le Bas and was best known for his portraits of notable figures during the French Revolution and First French Empire. A wonderful example of French colour printing.
[Ref: 56496]   £2,300.00  
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