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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE FOREIGN OFFICE.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : THE FOREIGN OFFICE.

[London : Cassell & Co., 1878]. A handsome antique print of the Foreign Office, built by Sir George Gilbert Scott between 1868 and 1873. His Italianate design is seen from the park, with soldiers, swans and a rowing boat in the foreground. Originally produced as a supplementary presentation plate for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 149 x 194mm (approx. 5-7/8” x 7-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE INDIA FOREIGN OFFICE, FROM ST. JAMES’S PARK.

WATKINS, Frank, 1834-1897 : THE INDIA FOREIGN OFFICE, FROM ST. JAMES’S PARK.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A pleasant antique print – a view across the water to the Foreign Office – pleasure-boats in the foreground. Engraved by Richard and Edward Taylor from an original study by the London artist Frank Watkins. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 106 x 144mm (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: THE NEW FOREIGN OFFICE.

WATKINS, Frank, 1834-1897 : THE NEW FOREIGN OFFICE.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A pleasant antique print – the inner courtyard of Sir George Gilbert Scott’s italianate Foreign Office – built 1868-1873. Engraved from an original study by the London artist Frank Watkins and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 125 x 144mm (approx. 4-7/8” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. A few tiny spots, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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