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Gurney's New Steam Carriage.
Gurney's New Steam Carriage.
[Drawn by an A]mateur.
Pub Dec 12 1827 by J. Fairburn Broadway Ludgate Hill.
Etching with fine hand colour. Sheet 255 x 375mm (10 x 14¾"). Trimmed within plate, bottom left corner lacking, affecting signature and key, hole in border and sky top left. Extremely scarce but damaged.
An image of two of Sir Goldsworthy Gurney's carriages, showing the profile and rear, with a 30-point key naming the main components. The onlookers are caricatured yokels. The Gurney Steam Carriage Company of Regentís Park was the first commercial steam-carriage company to go into operation, in 1827. They stopped building steam carriages in 1832 because of the competition from railways.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 59498]   £480.00  
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