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Bullock's Museum, Piccadilly. Plate 9. Vol. XIV. [&] Bullock's Museum, 22, Piccadilly.
Bullock's Museum, Piccadilly. Plate 9. Vol. XIV. [&] Bullock's Museum, 22, Piccadilly.
No.80 of R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts &c. Pub. Aug.t. 1. 1815 at 101 Strand, London. [n.d. c.1816.]
A pair: hand-coloured etching and aquatint on J. Whatman watermarked paper. 140 x 235mm (5½ x 9¼") [&] coloured engraving. 171 x 260mm (6¾ x 10¼").
View from the street of Bullock's Museum in Piccadilly; two figures enter the museum, others on the street, a horse-drawn carriage waits outside [&] an interior view of exhibits. William Bullock was a showman, collector and naturalist. In 1809 he moved his growing collection from Liverpool to London. He began at 22 Piccadilly, then moved down the street to a larger building styled as an Egyptian temple. The ‘Egyptian Hall’ contained around 32,000 objects of natural history, ethnography and archaeology. Bullock wanted to appeal to both the ‘scientific naturalist’ and the general visitor. He arranged his specimens according to Linnaean classification and included information on animals’ habitats, feeding and behaviours.
[Ref: 52426]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)

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Dewar Challenge Trophy.
Dewar Challenge Trophy. This is to Certify that M.r Beaumont Critchley Holds the Challenge Trophy for the Year 1903. Presented by Sir Thomas Dewar.
W. W. Burgess R.E. Del et Sculp.
Etching, signed in pencil. 420 x 600mm (16½ x 23¾") with wide margins. Some surface dirt in margins that does go into the top sky part of the image.
A view of London from south of the river, with St Paul's Cathedral and Watt's Shot Tower, Belvedere Road, Lambeth. Sir Thomas Robert Dewar (1864 - 1930) turned his family whisky business into an international success by sponsoring sporting events around the world. In the U.S. there were 'Dewar Challenge Trophys' for Soccer and motor racing. What competition this view celebrates is unknown. Besides his whisky Dewar is known for 'Dewarism', a philosophy stating that success can be attained without compromising joy in life. One of his aphorisms is the famous 'Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else'.
See 52181 for unsigned image.
[Ref: 7591]   £650.00  
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Dewar Challenge Trophy.
Dewar Challenge Trophy. This is to Certify that [blank] M.r Beaumont Critchley Holds the Challenge Trophy for the Year 1[blank]. Presented by Sir Thomas Dewar.
W. W. Burgess R.E. Del et Sculp.
Etching, 420 x 600mm (16½ x 23½) with large margins.
A blank certificate with a view of London from south of the river, with St Paul's Cathedral and Watt's Shot Tower, Belvedere Road, Lambeth. Sir Thomas Robert Dewar (1864 - 1930) turned his family whisky business into an international success by sponsoring sporting events around the world. In the U.S. there were 'Dewar Challenge Trophys' for Soccer and motor racing. What competition this view celebrates is unknown. Besides his whisky Dewar is known for 'Dewarism', a philosophy stating that success can be attained without compromising joy in life. One of his aphorisms is the famous 'Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else'.
See 7591 for signed impression.
[Ref: 52181]   £450.00  
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[A scarce family tree of George I with a prospect of London]
[A scarce family tree of George I with a prospect of London]
[German, c.1720.]
Engraving. 380 x 240mm (15 x 9½"). Paper toned and stain in very large margins.
A genealogy of George I presented as a tree, illustrating his dynastic claim to the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. Behind the tree is a prospect of London from Whitehall to London Bridge, which is still filled with houses.
[Ref: 52508]   £450.00  
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The Mob destroying & Setting Fire to the Kings Bench Prison & House of Correction in St. Georges Fields.
The Mob destroying & Setting Fire to the Kings Bench Prison & House of Correction in St. Georges Fields.
Publish'd the 1st of Augst. 1780, by Fielding & Walker, Pater Noster Row.
Fine engraving, 18th century watermark. 195 x 315mm. (7¾ x 12½"). Trimmed within platemark.
The King's Bench Prison was a prison in Southwark, south London, from medieval times until it closed in 1880. It took its name from the King's Bench court of law in which cases of defamation, bankruptcy and other misdemeanours were heard; as such, the prison was often used as a debtor's prison until the 1860s. It was badly damaged in a fire started in the 1780 Gordon Riots, depicted here. One of the rioters carries a banner emblazoned 'no popery', signifying the anti-Catholic underpinnings of the riot. Fold-out plate to a periodical. By Fielding & Walker (probably John Walker, engraver), printers and publishers of the 'Westminster Magazine' and 'European Magazine'.
[Ref: 52811]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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An Exact Representation of Mr. F. C. Daniels, Life Preserver, as exhibited on the 21st of July 1806,
An Exact Representation of Mr. F. C. Daniels, Life Preserver, as exhibited on the 21st of July 1806, passing through London Bridge, To Gun Dock Wapping.
J. Bellamy Delin & Sculp.
[Published by J. Bellamy No. 90 Borough Road.] [n.d., 1806.]
Rare etching. Sheet 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"). Framed. Trimmed, losing publication line. Unexamined out of frame.
Six figures swimming in the River Thames near London Bridge, demonstrating an early life preserver design by F.C.Daniels, surrounded by spectators in boats. In 1807 Daniels won a gold medal from the Royal Society of Arts for his design, an air-tight leather bag.
[Ref: 52734]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of London and Westminster, &c. from One Tree Hill, in Greenwich Park.
A View of London and Westminster, &c. from One Tree Hill, in Greenwich Park. Vüe de Londres, de Westminster, &c, du côté de la Montagne appellée one-Tree Hill dans le parc de Greenwich.
[after Peter Tillemans.]
London Printed for Rob.t Sayer Map & Printseller, at the Golden Buck, near Serjeants Inn Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1750.]
Etching; 18th century watermarked paper. Sheet 178 x 272mm (7 x 10¾"). Trimmed to plate.
A view from Greenwich Park looking over the Thames towards Greenwich Hospital and London. The Royal Observatory is on far left.
See Collage: 315038.
[Ref: 52403]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Nelson Testimonial.
Nelson Testimonial.
London Pub. Dev 16 1843 by J.T. Wood, 33 Holywell Street, Strand.
Rare porcelain card. Sheet 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½").
A view of Nelson's column, surrounded by four roundel views of his greatest battles (St Vincent, Nile, Cogenhagen and Trafalgar), a depiction of HMS Victory at anchor and a scene of the Death of Nelson. As the monument was still under construction it is an artist's impression. The lions shown here were never installed: originally they were to be of granate, sculpted by John Graham Lough, but he pulled out of the commission and the bronze lions of today, designed by Sir Edwin Landseer in collaboration with Baron Marochetti, were not commissioned until 1858.
[Ref: 52654]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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To The R.t Hon.ble The Earl of Essex, This Print of S.t Paul's, from S.t Martins Le Grand;
To The R.t Hon.ble The Earl of Essex, This Print of S.t Paul's, from S.t Martins Le Grand; The Site for the New Post Office; Drawn by the late Thomas Girtin, Is with permission respectfully dedicated by his Lordship's obliged humble Serv.t J. Girtin.
Engraved by John Baily, No. 8 Nelson Street, Hackney Road.
London Pub.d Nov 24 1815 by J. Girtin 8 Broad Str.t Golden Square.
Scarce & fine hand coloured aquatint with etching, J. Whatman watermarked paper. 610 x 455mm (24 x 18"). Trimmed to plate on three sides and repaired tears.
A view of the dome of St Paul's Cathedral from a narrow and winding street, filled with shoppers, a large cart and brewer's dray. To the left a man holds onto a pawnbroker's balls to clean a first-floor window. Regarded as a slum (under the title is a short description of the area's history as a liberty, with its ''dreadful privilege of sanctuary allowed to Murderers, Robbers &c &c''.), St. Martin's Le Grand was cleared to make way for Britain's first purpose-built mail office. However it was a decade after this print was published before work started on Sir Robert Smirke's building with its Grecian portico.
See BM 1880,1113.4202 for a state of 1819, with publisher and engraver's addresses changed.
[Ref: 52153]   £950.00  
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[View of the Thames from the Metropole Hotel.]
[View of the Thames from the Metropole Hotel.]
Johnstone Baird [pencil signature.]
[n.d., c.1920.]
Etching. 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), with large margins.
A view looking down on the Hungerford (Charing Cross) Railway Bridge with a train crossing, Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges, St Paul's Cathedral and Watt's Shot Tower in Lambeth. The Metropole Hotel on Northumberland Avenue was commandeered in both world wars and was purchased by the Ministry of Defence after the second. Sold by Crown Estates in 2007 it was restored as a hotel and renamed the Corinthia Hotel London. Johnstone Baird (1880 - 1935). Born in Ayrshire, studied Glasgow School of Art. Naval architect with the Admiralty 1917-19. Travelled widely on the Continent. Exhibited 1910-30.
See Guichard p.25.
[Ref: 52664]   £320.00  
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