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BROWN, John C., 1805-1866 : THE ADMIRALTY. WHITEHALL.
London : Read & Co., . A delightful antique print – the Admiralty behind its graceful Adam screen, mounted soldiers, pedestrians, etc., in the foreground. Engraved by William Alexander le Petit (1804?-1896) from an original study by the Scottish artist John C. Brown. Originally produced for the scarce part-work series generally known as “The World’s Metropolis, or Mighty London, Illustrated by a Series of Views Beautifully Engraved on Steel” (London : 1851-1855).
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COLLYER, Joseph, 1748-1827 : THE ADMIRALTY.
[London : R. Baldwin, 1773]. An elegant antique print – the Admiralty with the new classical screen by Robert Adam erected in 1759-1761. Engraved by Joseph Collyer and originally produced for John Noorthouck’s part-work “A New History of London” (London : 1772-1773).
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[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : THE ADMIRALTY.
[London : E. T. Brain & Co., 1847]. An atrractive small antique print – the Admiralty behind its graceful screen – mounted soldiers and pedestrians in the foreground. An engraving from the workshop of A. H. Payne, originally produced for Payne’s “Illustrated London, or a Series of Views in the British Metropolis and its Vicinity” (London : 1846-1847).
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PUGH, Edward, 1763-1813 : THE ADMIRALTY, THE WAR OFFICE, & THE TREASURY.
London : Richard Phillips, 1804. A most attractive antique print – a view from a Horse Guards Parade flowing with soldiers and citizens – with the Horse Guards (here called the War Office) at the centre, Lord Melbourne’s town-house to its right, with the Treasury and the walled garden of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s house. To the left of the plate are the tower and spire of St. Martin in the Fields, the Admiralty with its telegraph apparatus on the roof, and the house of the First Lord. Engraved by John Pass (fl.1796-1829) from an original study by Edward Pugh, and originally produced for Phillips’ part-work “Modern London : Being the History and Present State of the British Metropolis” (1804).
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ROWLANDSON, Thomas, 1756-1827 : THE ADMIRALTY. – BOARD ROOM. MEETING OF THE LORDS OF THE ADMIRALTY.
[London : J. Mead, 1843]. An attractive antique print – the Lords of the Admiralty in discussion in a room provided with books, instruments and rolled charts on the wall. Engraved by Henry Melville (1792-1870) from a print by Thomas Rowlandson, reproduced from Ackermann’s "Microcosm of London" (with minor changes) for the part-work “London Interiors : A Grand National Exhibition” (London : 1841-1844).
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SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE ADMIRALTY, PARLIAMENT STREET.
London : Jones & Co., 1830. A handsome antique print – an attractive view of the Admiralty – the Blackheath and Greenwich coach waiting to depart. Engraved by James Tingle (1801-1858) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s part-work series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
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WALE, Samuel, 1721-1786 : ADMIRALTY.
[London : for Edward & Charles Dilly, 1766]. An elegant eighteenth-century print of the Admiralty, built to Thomas Ripley’s design between 1722 and 1726 and here shown as it stood before the addition of Robert Adam’s classical screen erected in 1759-1761. Engraved by Thomas Simpson (fl.1765-1799) from a design by Samuel Wale, the first Professor of Perspective of the Royal Academy. Originally produced to accompany John Entick’s “A New and Accurate History and Survey of London” (London : 1766).
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