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Antique print of the Olympic Theatre, Wych Street

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ANTIQUE PRINT: LYON’S INN HALL.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : LYON’S INN HALL.

[London : Jones & Co., 1831]. A small antique print of the old Inn of Chancery which used to stand off Wych Street – in a huddle of buildings roughly where Bush House now stands, swept away in the Aldwych-Kingsway redevelopment of the early twentieth century. Engraved by W. Syms or Symms (fl.1829-1831) from original studies (now in the Westminster archives) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for Shepherd’s part-work series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 112 x 70mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 2-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/098.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: OLYMPIC THEATRE, WYCH STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : OLYMPIC THEATRE, WYCH STREET.

London : Jones & Co., 1831. An attractive antique print of the exterior of the old Olympic Theatre in Wych Street – then under the management of the celebrated Madame Vestris. This particular theatre was destroyed by fire in 1849 – and its successor swept away in the Aldwych-Kingsway redevelopment of the early twentieth century. Engraved by John James Hinchliff (1805-1875) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for Shepherd’s part-work series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 107 x 157mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 6-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/182.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: OLYMPIC THEATRE, WYCH STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : OLYMPIC THEATRE, WYCH STREET.

London : Jones & Co., 1831. An attractive antique print of the exterior of the old Olympic Theatre in Wych Street – then under the management of the celebrated Madame Vestris. This particular theatre was destroyed by fire in 1849 – and its successor swept away in the Aldwych-Kingsway redevelopment of the early twentieth century. Engraved by John James Hinchliff (1805-1875) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for Shepherd’s part-work series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 107 x 157mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 6-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/182.

£25

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