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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF BILLINGSGATE MARKET

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BILLINGSGATE.

CALLCOTT, Sir Augustus Wall, 1779-1844 : BILLINGSGATE.

London : Longman & Co., J. & A. Arch & G. Cooke, 1828. A handsome antique print – the crowded quayside at Billingsgate, the church of St. Magnus the Martyr beyond. Etched and engraved by George Cooke (1781-1834) from an original drawing by Augustus Wall Callcott. Originally produced for the part-work series “Views in London and its Vicinity” (1826-1834).
Etching and engraving on paper. Engraved surface 177 x 119mm (approx. 7” x 4-5/8”). A few tiny marks and specks, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 149/004.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BILLINSGATE [sic] : MACKEREL.

CRAIG, William Marshall : BILLINSGATE [sic] : MACKEREL.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive antique print – a woman hawker sets out from Billingsgate to cry her basket of mackerel through the streets. Mackerel were more plentiful between May and July than any other type of fish in London at this time and were even allowed to be sold on a Sunday, as long as they were landed before the commencement of divine service. Engraved from an original study by William Marshall Craig (fl.1788-1828), water-colour painter to Queen Charlotte. Originally produced for Phillips’ part-work “Modern London : Being the History and Present State of the British Metropolis” (London : 1804).
Aquatint, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 132 x 102mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). A few trifling marks to outer blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/041.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEW BILLINGSGATE MARKET.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : NEW BILLINGSGATE MARKET.

[London : Cassell & Co., 1878]. A handsome antique print of the imposing Victorian river facade of Billingsgate, built by City Architect Sir Horace Jones between 1874 and 1877. Originally produced as a presentation plate for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 144 x 203mm (approx. 5-3/4” x 8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEW BILLINGSGATE MARKET.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : NEW BILLINGSGATE MARKET.

[London : Cassell & Co., 1878]. A handsome antique print of the imposing Victorian river facade of Billingsgate, built by City Architect Sir Horace Jones between 1874 and 1877. Originally produced as a presentation plate for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 144 x 203mm (approx. 5-3/4” x 8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BILLINGSGATE MARKET – EARLY MORNING.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : BILLINGSGATE MARKET – EARLY MORNING.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. A most attractive antique print of the bustling interior of the Victorian Market, with baskets of fish being bought and sold. From an original design by the painter and illustrator William Luker – engraved in Paris by Ch. Guillaume & Cie. for the Leadenhall Press publication “London City” (1891).
Hand touched and finished half-tone process block. Later hand colour. Image area 159 x 218mm (approx. 6-1/4” x 8-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEW BILLINGSGATE MARKET.

MACLURE, Andrew & MACDONALD, Archibald Gray : NEW BILLINGSGATE MARKET.

[London : Cassell & Co., 1878]. A handsome antique print of the imposing Victorian river facade of Billingsgate, built by City Architect Sir Horace Jones between 1874 and 1877. Originally produced as a presentation plate for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Lithograph on paper. Later hand colour. Printed surface 144 x 204mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 8”). Small mark in lower margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BILLINGSGATE.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : BILLINGSGATE.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A charming miniature antique print – a view of old Billingsgate from the Thames, with small craft cluttering the quay. Originally produced for Payne’s “Illustrated London, or a Series of Views in the British Metropolis and its Vicinity” (London : 1846-1847) – and here in a slightly later impression.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 69 x 87mm (approx. 2-3/4” x 3-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/063B.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BILLINGSGATE. (FROM A VIEW TAKEN IN 1820.)

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : BILLINGSGATE. (FROM A VIEW TAKEN IN 1820.)

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An antique print of Billingsgate from the river as it appeared in the early nineteenth century. Engraved by Benjamin Fleming (fl.1874-1878) from an original study by William Henry Prior. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 106 x 144mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BILLINGSGATE.

SALMON, John Francis, 1808-1886 : BILLINGSGATE.

[London : W. S. Orr, 1837 (or later)]. A charming antique print of Billingsgate from the river – small boats crowding the old timbered quay. Engraved by John Woods (fl.1835-1855) from an original study by the landscape-painter John Francis Salmon. Originally produced for Woods’ “History of London : Illustrated by Views in London and Westminster”, first published in parts 1837-1838 and subsequently reissued in various guises.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 114 x 159mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 6-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [BILLINGSGATE] BILLINSGATE [sic] MARKET.

[TALLIS, John, 1818-1876 – publisher] : [BILLINGSGATE] BILLINSGATE [sic] MARKET.

[London : John Tallis, 1852]. An attractive antique print of the then recently rebuilt Billingsgate Market – a view from the river, with the quay alive with small boats and activity. Originally produced for the part-work “Tallis’s Illustrated London” (1850-1852).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 95 x 135mm (approx. 3-3/4” x 5-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 215/153.

£30

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