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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. DIONIS – BACKCHURCH, FENCHURCH STREET.

BILLINGS, Robert William, 1815-1874 : ST. DIONIS – BACKCHURCH, FENCHURCH STREET.

London : C. Tilt, 1838. A handsome antique print – an exterior view of the old church and the shops below at the corner of Lime Street. Engraved by John Henry le Keux (1812-1896) from an original study by the painter and architect Robert William Billings. Originally produced for George Godwin’s serially published “The Churches of London” (London : 1837-1839).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 163 x 103mm (approx. 6-1/2” x 4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 189/058.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: IRONMONGERS HALL, WITH A VIEW OF FENCHURCH STREET / L'HOTEL DES FERRONIERS DANS LA RUE DE FENCHURCH.

[BOWLES, John, 1701-1779 – publisher] : IRONMONGERS HALL, WITH A VIEW OF FENCHURCH STREET / L'HOTEL DES FERRONIERS DANS LA RUE DE FENCHURCH.

London : John Bowles, [1810]. A handsome antique print – a fine view from the east of old Fenchurch Street, with its shop signs – a coach and a wagon laden with barrels make their way through the traffic – old Ironmongers’ Hall prominent on the right. Originally published by John Bowles in the mid eighteenth century, but here in a later impression on wove paper datable to the early years of the nineteenth.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 196 x 241mm (approx. 7-3/4” x 9-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 105/016.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: IRONMONGERS HALL.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : IRONMONGERS HALL.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A pleasant small antique print – old Ironmongers’ Hall on Fenchurch Street. 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 dating from 1852.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 65 x 85mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/101A.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. DIONIS BACKCHURCH, FENCHURCH STT.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : ST. DIONIS BACKCHURCH, FENCHURCH STT.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A charming small antique print – the old Wren church at the corner of Fenchurch Street and Lime Street – with the premises of William Newman, the bookseller, at 160 Fenchurch Street, shown with some prominence 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. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 69 x 85mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/085B.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. BENNET’S GRACECHURCH. UNITED WITH ST. LEONARD S EASTCHEAP.

SHEPHERD, George Sidney, 1784-1862 : ST. BENNET’S GRACECHURCH. UNITED WITH ST. LEONARD S EASTCHEAP.

London : J. Booth, 1812. A handsome antique print – a view down Gracechurch Street to the Monument, with the Wren church of St. Benet which used to stand on the corner of Fenchurch Street. Engraved by William Wise (fl.1790-1818) from an original drawing by George Sidney Shepherd. 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 271 x 165mm (approx. 10-3/4” x 6-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/025.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. DIONIS. BACKCHURCH, FENCHURCH STREET.

SHEPHERD, George Sidney, 1784-1862 : ST. DIONIS. BACKCHURCH, FENCHURCH STREET.

London : J. Booth, 1813. A handsome antique print – a lively view of Fenchurch Street, the corner of Lime Street, and the old Wren church of St. Dionis Backchurch, demolished in 1878. Engraved by William Wise (fl.1790-1818) from an original drawing (now in the British Museum) by George Sidney Shepherd. 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 274 x 182mm (approx. 10-3/4” x 7-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/036.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: IRONMONGERS’ HALL, FENCHURCH STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : IRONMONGERS’ HALL, FENCHURCH STREET.

[London : Jones & Co., 1831]. An attractive antique print – a handsome view of Fenchurch Street and the eighteenth-century hall that used to stand on the north side (the site of the Generali building) just to the west of Billiter Street. The premises of Thomas Hales, brass and copper wire-drawer, at no. 117 are clearly shown to the right of the hall, and the wine vaults of William Eaton (The Elephant) at no.119 to the left. The hall itself was demolished in the 1920s. Engraved by James Charles Armytage (1802-1897) from an original drawing (now in the Museum of London) 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 119 x 159mm (approx. 4-3/4” x 6-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/153.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. DIONIS BACKCHURCH, FENCHURCH STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ST. DIONIS BACKCHURCH, FENCHURCH STREET.

[London : Jones & Co., 1830]. A delightful antique print – an animated view of Fenchurch Street and the corner of Lime Street, with a coach and pair, fashionably dressed pedestrians, and a clutch of window-shoppers outside the premises of Thomas Ayres, Goldsmith and Jeweller, below the old Wren church of St. Dionis Backchurch, demolished in 1878. The pulpit, woodwork, font and plate from the church survive in the Victorian church of St. Dionis in Parsons Green. Engraved by James Baylis Allen (1803-1876) from an original drawing (now in the Museum of London) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. From Shepherd’s part-work series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on india paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 114 x 146mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 5-3/4”). A few faint marks to outer blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/048.

£30

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