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ANTIQUE PRINT: GUNNERSBURY HOUSE. (FROM A WATER-COLOUR DRAWING BY CHATELAIN).

CHATELAIN, Jean Baptiste Claude, 1710-1771 : GUNNERSBURY HOUSE. (FROM A WATER-COLOUR DRAWING BY CHATELAIN).

[London : Cassell & Co., 1882]. A pleasant antique print of the original Gunnersbury House, the fine Palladian mansion built by John Webb in 1658-1663 and demolished in 1801. Engraved from a study by Jean Baptiste Claude Chatelain and originally produced for the part-work “Greater London : A Narrative of its History, its People and its Places” published between 1882 and 1884.
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 102 x 144mm (approx. 4” x 5-3/4”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: GUNNERSBURY HOUSE IN MIDDLESEX, THE SEAT OF WALTER STIRLING ESQR.

DAYES, Edward, 1763-1809 : GUNNERSBURY HOUSE IN MIDDLESEX, THE SEAT OF WALTER STIRLING ESQR.

London : W. Angus, 1797. A handsome antique print – the house set among trees seen from across the ornamental water. Engraved and published by William Angus (1752-1821) from an original study by Edward Dayes.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 145 x 185mm (approx. 5-3/4” x 7-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: GUNNERSBURY HOUSE, THE SEAT OF THE PRINCESS AMELIA.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : GUNNERSBURY HOUSE, THE SEAT OF THE PRINCESS AMELIA.

[London : 1777]. An elegant eighteenth-century print of Gunnersbury House. Originally produced for “A New Display of the Beauties of England” (London : 1776-1777).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 108 x 186mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 7-1/4”). A few faint marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: VIEW OF ACTON, IN MIDDLESEX.

[PELTRO, John, 1760-1808] : VIEW OF ACTON, IN MIDDLESEX.

[London : Alexander Hogg, 1784]. A most attractive antique print – a view of eighteenth-century Acton from the fields. Engraved by John Peltro and originally produced for Hogg’s partwork publication “The New, Complete, and Universal History, Description and Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster” ostensibly written by “A Society of Gentlemen” and revised by William Thornton.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 177 x 220mm (approx. 7” x 8-3/4”). Faint vertical press crease; cropped close and now separated from the view of Chiswick with which it was originally paired in the engraved border, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 61/083B.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: VIEW OF ACTON FROM THE SOUTH WEST.

ROYCE, John : VIEW OF ACTON FROM THE SOUTH WEST.

[London : John Cooke, 1777]. A handsome eighteenth-century antique print – a prospect of still rural Acton from the neighbouring fields. Engraved by John Royce (fl.1773-1789) and originally produced for Cooke’s part-work publication Walter Harrison, “A New and Universal History, Description and Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster” (London : 1775-1777).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 165 x 271mm (approx. 6-1/2” x 10-5/8”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 57/075.

£125

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ANTIQUE PRINT: GUNNERSBURY.

WALE, Samuel, 1721-1786 : GUNNERSBURY.

[London : R. & J. Dodsley, 1761]. A delightful mid eighteenth-century print of the original Gunnersbury House, the fine Palladian mansion built by John Webb in 1658-1663 and demolished in 1801. Engraved by Benjamin Green (1736?-1800?) from an original study by the painter and illustrator Samuel Wale, first Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy. Originally produced for Robert Dodsley’s part-work compilation, “London and its Environs Described” (London : 1761).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 92 x 140mm (approx. 3-5/8” x 5-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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