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Taken from Life, amongst the numerous Assemblage at the Royal Menagerie, Exeter Change, Strand, London.
Taken from Life, amongst the numerous Assemblage at the Royal Menagerie, Exeter Change, Strand, London.
Drawn and Engraved by S. Howitt.
Published by S. Polito, Proprietor; 1813.
Engraving. Sheet 280 x 500mm (11 x 19¾"). Trimmed within plate, a few repairs.
Despite being a portrait of zoo animals, this print shows the inhabitants of Stephani Polito's Royal Menagerie together in a landscape, with lions, tigers, leopards, monkeys, kangeroos, an elephant, camel, rhinoceros, zebra, bear and tapir, as well as parrots, a cockatoo, eagle and vulture. Polito bought the menagerie in The Exeter Exchange (popularly known as Exeter Change), a building on the north side of the Strand in London, in 1810, renaming it the 'Royal Menagerie'. He died in 1814 (the year after he published this advertising print) after which his brother sold the collection to a former employee, Edward Cross, who continued the Menagerie until the Exeter Exchange was demolished in 1829, after which many of the animals were transferred to the new Regents Park Zoo.
[Ref: 56508]   £580.00  
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Perch
Perch
Lithographed by W. Clerk 202 High Holborn.
London, J & F Harwood 26 Fenchurch S.t [n.d., c.1845].
Lithograph with fine hand colour. Sheet 255 x 335mm (10 x 13¼").
A fish lying on leaves.
[Ref: 56604]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Salmon.
Salmon. Scene in the Highlands of Scotland.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Engraving. 140 x 210mm (5½ x 8¼"). Stitch holes in bottom margin, tear in right edge.
A fish on a bank, mountian behind.
[Ref: 56610]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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