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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF THE EMBANKMENT

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ANTIQUE PRINT: HAY BOATS.

COOKE, Edward William, 1811-1880 : HAY BOATS.

[London : J. & A. Arch], 1828. A charming etching of hay boats on the Thames – Waterloo Bridge and the two shot towers on the South Bank can be made out in the distance. Originally produced for Cooke’s serially published “Shipping and Craft” series of views, 1828-1831.
Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 104 x 158mm (approx 4-1/8” x 6-1/4”). A few tiny specks but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE DUKE’S THEATRE, DORSET-GARDENS.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : THE DUKE’S THEATRE, DORSET-GARDENS.

London : J. Nichols & Co., 1814. An interesting antique print – a view of the long since demolished seventeenth-century riverside theatre built by Sir Christopher Wren on the former site of Dorset House. Below the text are several lines of explanatory text. Originally produced for the July 1814 issue of “The Gentleman’s Magazine”.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 181 x 204mm (approx. 7-1/8” x 8”). Old vertical folds, and closely and unevenly trimmed at foot for insertion in the magazine, but otherwise in good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE THAMES EMBANKMENT – LOOKING WEST.

NELSON & SONS, Thomas – publishers : THE THAMES EMBANKMENT – LOOKING WEST.

[London : T. Nelson & Sons, ca.1890]. An attractive antique print – a view along the Embankment towards the Houses of Parliament – Cleopatra’s Needle and the Charing Cross railway bridge prominent in the middle distance. Originally produced for the Nelson "Chromo Views of London" series of views and view-books.
Chromolithograph on paper. Printed surface 80 x 123mm (approx. 3-1/8” x 4-7/8”). Two tiny marks, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ADELPHI TERRACE.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : ADELPHI TERRACE.

[London : E. T. Brain & Co., 1847]. A charming small antique print – a view of Adelphi Terrace from the Thames. 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 67 x 87mm (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 207/070B.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BUCKINGHAM WATER GATE.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : BUCKINGHAM WATER GATE.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A small antique print of the graceful gate (also known as the York Watergate) built in 1626 and now cut off from the Thames by the Embankment Gardens. 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. Engraved surface 66 x 85mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/035B.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: HUNGERFORD MARKET.

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

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A pleasant small antique print – Hungerford Market at Charing Cross – a view from the Thames – small craft 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), and here in a slightly later impression.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 65 x 86mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/035A.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE EMBANKMENT FROM CHARING CROSS BRIDGE.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : THE EMBANKMENT FROM CHARING CROSS BRIDGE.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A very attractive antique print showing the newly laid out gardens, etc. Engraved from an original study by William Henry Prior, and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 142 x 205mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: HUNGERFORD SUSPENSION BRIDGE.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : HUNGERFORD SUSPENSION BRIDGE.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An interesting antique print – the Isambard Kingdom Brunel bridge over the Thames at Charing Cross, opened in 1845. 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 106 x 145mm (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: WATERLOO BRIDGE.

SANDS, Robert, 1782-1855 : WATERLOO BRIDGE.

London : J. Harris, 1831. A charming and uncommon small antique print- a view of Waterloo Bridge from the west – St. Paul’s on the skyline beyond. Originally engraved by Robert Sands for the Harris publication “The Public Buildings of Westminster Described. With Twelve Engravings” (1831).
Line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 82 x 93mm (approx. 3-1/4” x 3-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 169/010.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BUCKINGHAM WATER GATE, STRAND.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : BUCKINGHAM WATER GATE, STRAND.

London : Jones & Co., 1830. A handsome antique print of the graceful and still-surviving gate (also known as the York Watergate) built in 1626 and now cut off from the Thames by the Embankment Gardens. Engraved by Josiah Henshall (1801?-1869) from an original study 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 108 x 150mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/037.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: HUNGERFORD MARKET, STRAND.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : HUNGERFORD MARKET, STRAND.

London : Jones & Co., 1830. A most attractive antique print of the old Hungerford Market, which once stood on the site of Charing Cross Railway Station. The view is dominated by baskets of vegetables in the foreground and the busy dairy of Thomas Olley – with a glimpse of the Thames beyond. Engraved by Thomas Barber (fl.1818-1846) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 114 x 149mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 5-7/8”). A couple of tiny marks to extreme lower margin, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/016.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: HUNGERFORD SUSPENSION BRIDGE.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : HUNGERFORD SUSPENSION BRIDGE.

London : Read & Co., [1851]. A handsome antique print – Brunel’s short-lived suspension bridge (built 1841-1845 but replaced by the Charing Cross Railway Bridge within twenty years, the chains being incorporated in Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge) – as seen from the south-east, the old Hungerford Market (the site of Charing Cross Station) and Nelson’s Column on the skyline beyond. Engraved by the otherwise unrecorded H. S. Barnard from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for the 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).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 167 x 226mm (approx. 6-5/8” x 8-7/8”). Very faint and minor crease to lower margin, a few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 213/023.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: WATERLOO BRIDGE.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : WATERLOO BRIDGE.

London : Tombleson & Co., [1834]. A pleasant antique print of the John Rennie bridge built between 1811 and 1817 – described by Canova as “the noblest bridge in the world” but nonetheless demolished in 1936. An intricately engraved ornamental border surrounds the image. Engraved by Franz Abresch (fl.1832-1841) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd and originally published with the part-work series “Tombleson’s Views of the Thames and Medway” (London : 1833-1834).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 165 x 201mm (approx. 6-1/2” x 7-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 178/049.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: WATERLOO BRIDGE.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : WATERLOO BRIDGE.

London : Jones & Co., 1827. A handsome antique print of the original Waterloo Bridge – the John Rennie design built between 1811 and 1817 and described by Canova as “the noblest bridge in the world”. A view from the east, the Thames busy with lighters. Engraved by William Wallis (fl.1816-1855) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for Shepherd’s series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 95 x 149mm (approx. 3-3/4” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/014.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ADELPHI TERRACE.

TOMBLESON, William : ADELPHI TERRACE.

London : Tombleson & Co., [1834]. A handsome antique print of the famous Adelphi Terrace as it stood before the construction of the Embankment pushed it back from the river front. The view has an engraved decorative border in vaguely Adam style. Engraved by Henry Winkles (1800-1860) from an original study by William Tombleson (fl.1824-1841). Originally published in the part-work series “Tombleson’s Views of the Thames and Medway” (London : 1833-1834).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 166 x 214mm (approx. 6-3/8” x 8-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 178/048.

£40

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