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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF COVENT GARDEN

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ANTIQUE PRINT: COVENT GARDEN : STRAWBERRIES.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : COVENT GARDEN : STRAWBERRIES.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. A charming antique print – an itinerant strawberry-girl cries her wares in the heart of Covent Garden Market in the June strawberry season. She offers them from her basket by the plaited pottle – the general price was seven-pence price per pottle, with a penny back for the return of the pottle. Engraved from an original study by William Marshall Craig, water-colour painter to Queen Charlotte. Originally produced for Phillips’ part-work “Modern London : Being the History and Present State of the British Metropolis” (1804).
Aquatint and line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 139 x 107mm (approx. 5-1/2” x 4-1/4”). A few very faint marks to outer blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/053.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THEATRE DRURY LANE : BUY A BILL OF THE PLAY.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : THEATRE DRURY LANE : BUY A BILL OF THE PLAY.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive antique print – a crier of play-bills outside the Drury Lane Theatre. She also carries a basket of fruit and what are probably nuts – the buyer of half a dozen oranges would have had the penny play-bill for free. Engraved from an original study by William Marshall Craig, water-colour painter to Queen Charlotte. Originally produced for Phillips’ part-work “Modern London : Being the History and Present State of the British Metropolis” (1804).
Etching and line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quaruple-rule outer border) 135 x 104mm (approx. 5-3/8” x 4-1/8”). A few small marks to outer blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/029.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BURNING OF COVENT GARDEN THEATRE IN 1856.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : BURNING OF COVENT GARDEN THEATRE IN 1856.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An interesting nineteenth-century print of firefighters attempting to save the blazing theatre (the Royal Opera House – built by Robert Smirke in 1809-1810), with hand operated pumps, hoses, etc. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 104 x 143mm (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: COVENT GARDEN IN 1660.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : COVENT GARDEN IN 1660.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive antique print giving a view across the open piazza towards the church. Based on an earlier source and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 143 x 208mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 8-1/4”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: COVENT GARDEN MARKET, LOOKING EASTWARD. (FROM A PRINT OF 1786.)

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : COVENT GARDEN MARKET, LOOKING EASTWARD. (FROM A PRINT OF 1786.)

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A pleasant antique print showing the piazzas, the market stalls, etc. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 99 x 148mm (approx. 3-7/8” 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: ENTRANCE TO COVENT GARDEN MARKET.

GREENAWAY, John, 1816-1890 : ENTRANCE TO COVENT GARDEN MARKET.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A charming antique print – fashionably dressed Victorian customers inspect the flowers, etc. Engraved by John Greenaway and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 143 x 106mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 4-1/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. PAUL’S CHURCH, COVENT GARDEN.

NEALE, John Preston, 1780-1847 : ST. PAUL’S CHURCH, COVENT GARDEN.

[London : John Harris, 1816]. An antique print of the Inigo Jones church long associated with the theatrical profession – “the handsomest barn in England” – with baskets full of market produce in the foreground. Engraved by James Lewis (fl.1813-1837) from a study by John Preston Neale. Originally produced for the part-work “Beauties of England and Wales” (1801-1816).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 109 x 154mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 6”). Trimmed tight and within imprint at foot, but in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 104/075.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: COVENT GARDEN MARKET.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : COVENT GARDEN MARKET.

[London : E. T. Brain & Co., 1847]. A most pleasant antique print – Covent Garden a hive of activity, wagons piled high with produce. 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).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 91 x 140mm (approx. 3-5/8” x 5-1/2”). A couple of tiny marks to outer blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/046.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: COVENT GARDEN THEATRE.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : COVENT GARDEN THEATRE.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A charming small antique print of the imposing facade of the mid-nineteenth century theatre (the Royal Opera House), built by Robert Smirke in 1809-1810. 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), and here in a slightly later impression.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 66 x 84mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-3/8”). In very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/106B.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. PAUL’S, COVENT GARDEN.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : ST. PAUL’S, COVENT GARDEN.

[London : E. T. Brain & Co., 1847]. A charming small antique print of the Inigo Jones church. 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” (1846-1847).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 66 x 86mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-3/8”). A few tiny specks, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/087A.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. PAUL’S COVENT GARDEN.

PEARSON, William : ST. PAUL’S COVENT GARDEN.

London : H. Setchel & Son, 1810. A handsome antique print – the Inigo Jones church as it stood in the early nineteenth century. Engraved by W. Preston from an original drawing by William Pearson (fl.1798-1813). 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 218 x 214mm (approx. 8-5/8” x 8-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/103.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: DINING-ROOM OF THE GARRICK CLUB.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : DINING-ROOM OF THE GARRICK CLUB.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A charming antique print – the Victorian dining-room of the Garrick Club on Garrick Street. Engraved 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 144 x 145mm (approx. 5-5/8” 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: COVENT GARDEN THEATRE.

SCHNEBBELIE, Robert Blemmel, 1781-1847 : COVENT GARDEN THEATRE.

London : James Stratford, 1810. An attarctive antique print of the Theatre Royal, the Royal Opera House, depicted shortly after its completion by Robert Smirke in 1809. Engraved by Frederick Rudolph Hay (1785?-1870) from an original study by Robert Blemmel Schnebbelie. Originally produced for the part-work by “Dr David Hughson” [David Pugh] known as “London; Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis” (London : 1805-1810).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 102 x 166mm (approx. 4” x 6-1/2”). A few very tiny marks and specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE N.W. FAÇADE OF THE NEW COVENT GARDEN MARKET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE N.W. FAÇADE OF THE NEW COVENT GARDEN MARKET.

[London : Jones & Co., 1829]. An attractive antique print of the well-known pillared market building, vendors of fruit and their baskets spread their wares. Engraved by William Watkins (fl.1828-1848) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 100 x 149mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 5-7/8”). Faint mark across lower margin, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/156.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE N.W. FAÇADE OF THE NEW COVENT GARDEN MARKET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE N.W. FAÇADE OF THE NEW COVENT GARDEN MARKET.

[London : Jones & Co., 1829]. An attractive antique print of the well-known pillared market building, vendors of fruit and their baskets spread their wares. Engraved by William Watkins (fl.1828-1848) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 100 x 149mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 5-7/8”). A couple of tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/156.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. PAUL’S, COVENT GARDEN.

[SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864] : ST. PAUL’S, COVENT GARDEN.

[London : Jones & Co., 1830]. A handsome antique print of the Inigo Jones church long associated with the theatrical profession – “the handsomest barn in England” – with market baskets and sacks in the foreground. Engraved by Josiah Henshall (1801?-1869) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of 19th century London. From 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 108 x 147mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 5-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/036.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. PAUL’S, COVENT GARDEN.

[SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864] : ST. PAUL’S, COVENT GARDEN.

[London : Jones & Co., 1830]. A handsome antique print of the Inigo Jones church long associated with the theatrical profession – “the handsomest barn in England” – with market baskets and sacks in the foreground. Engraved by Josiah Henshall (1801?-1869) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of 19th century London. From Shepherd’s part-work series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 108 x 147mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 5-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/036.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THEATRE ROYAL, COVENT GARDEN.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THEATRE ROYAL, COVENT GARDEN.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A handsome antique print of the splendid facade of the nineteenth-century theatre (the Royal Opera House), built by Robert Smirke in 1809-1810. Engraved by John Rolph (1799-1862) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s part-work series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 96 x 151mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/051.

£30

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