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ANTIQUE PRINT: ALLHALLOWS BREAD STREET. UNITED WITH ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST.

CONEY, John, 1786-1833 : ALLHALLOWS BREAD STREET. UNITED WITH ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST.

London : J. Booth, 1814. A handsome antique print – the exterior of the Wren church of Allhallows Bread Street, demolished in 1876. It once stood at the south-east corner of Bread Street and Watling Street. Engraved by Joseph Skelton (1783-1871) from an original study (now in the British Museum) by John Coney. Originally produced for the part-work series “Architectura Ecclesiastica Londini; being a Series of Views” (London : 1810-1823) – “the first artistically competent and exhaustive illustration of the golden age of London church building” (Adams). Below the image are several lines of explanatory text.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 275 x 166mm (approx. 10-3/4” x 6-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/006.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. MILDRED BREAD STREET, UNITED WITH ST. MARGARET MOSES.

CONEY, John, 1786-1833 : ST. MILDRED BREAD STREET, UNITED WITH ST. MARGARET MOSES.

London : J. Booth, 1814. A handsome antique print – the exterior of the Wren church destroyed in the Blitz. It stood at the lower end of Bread Street – between Cannon Street and Queen Victoria Street. The premises of Underwood, boot and shoe maker, are shown in some prominence to the right of the church. Engraved by Joseph Skelton (1783-1871) from an original drawing (now in the British Museum) by John Coney. Originally produced for the part-work series “Architectura Ecclesiastica Londini; being a Series of Views” (London : 1810-1823) – “the first artistically competent and exhaustive illustration of the golden age of London church building” (Adams). Below the image are several lines of explanatory text.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 260 x 166mm (approx. 10-1/4” x 6-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/096.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. MILDRED’S, BREAD STREET.

MACKENZIE, Frederick, 1787-1854 : ST. MILDRED’S, BREAD STREET.

London : C. Tilt, 1838. An attractive antique print – the interior of the Wren church where Shelley married Mary Wollstonecraft in 1816. Engraved by John le Keux (1783-1846) from an original study by the architectural painter and draughtsman Frederick Mackenzie. Originally produced for George Godwin’s serially published “The Churches of London” (London : 1837-1839).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 166 x 103mm (approx. 6-1/2” x 4-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 189/078.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ALLHALLOWS, BREAD STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ALLHALLOWS, BREAD STREET.

[London : Jones & Co., 1830]. A charming antique print of the Wren church that once stood at the south-east corner of Bread Street and Watling Street (the site of Watling House). Engraved by Robert Acon (1792-1880) from a pencil drawing (now in the GLC collection) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. From Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 111 x 67mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 2-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/084.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CORDWAINER’S HALL, DISTAFF LANE.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : CORDWAINER’S HALL, DISTAFF LANE.

London : Jones & Co., 1830. A charming antique print of Distaff Lane and the elegant eighteenth-century Hall destroyed in 1941. Engraved by John Greig (fl.1800-1843) from a pencil drawing (now in the Guildhall Library) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 108 x 150mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/077.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. MILDRED, BREAD STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ST. MILDRED, BREAD STREET.

[London : Jones & Co., 1831]. A pleasant antique print of the Wren church where Shelley married Mary Wollstonecraft in 1816. The church, destroyed by bombing during the Second World War, stood at the lower end of Bread Street – between Cannon Street and Queen Victoria Street. Engraved by Thomas Higham (1796-1844) from a pencil drawing (now in the GLC collection) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 117 x 72mm (approx. 4-5/8” x 2-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/119.

£20

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