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ANTIQUE PRINT: WHITFIELD’S TABERNACLE : BASKETS!

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : WHITFIELD’S TABERNACLE : BASKETS!

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive and unusual antique print – an itinerant street-seller sells his rush and osier baskets in Tabernacle Street, just north of Finsbury Square. Behind him is George Whitefield’s octagonal Methodist chapel, at the corner of Leonard Street. 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).
Line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 132 x 101mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). A few faint marks and minor discolourations, but overall in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/026.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: FINSBURY SQUARE.

MORLAND, William Kendall, 1799-1875 : FINSBURY SQUARE.

London : W. Clarke, 1817. A charming small antique print of Finsbury Square in the early nineteenth century. Engraved by John Greig (fl.1800-1843) from an original study by William Kendall Morland. Originally produced for the part-work publication “Walks through London, including Westminster and the Borough of Southwark” (London : 1816-1817). This would appear to be the earliest recorded print of Finsbury Square.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 80 x 97mm (3-1/8” x 3-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 121/014.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: TEMPLE OF THE MUSES, FINSBURY SQUARE.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : TEMPLE OF THE MUSES, FINSBURY SQUARE.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A handsome antique print of the publishers’ own premises, formerly the extraordinary bookshop at the south-east corner of Finsbury Square known as "The Temple of the Muses" built by James Lackington (1746-1815). Engraved by William Wallis (fl.1816-1855) from an original study (now in the Guildhall Library) 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 110 x 157mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 6-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/109.

£30

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