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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST. ANN, AT LIMEHOUSE.

COLE, Benjamin, 1697?-1783 : THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST. ANN, AT LIMEHOUSE.

[London : for T. Osborne & J. Shipton; and J. Hodges, 1756]. An elegant antique print - an elevation of the Hawksmoor parish church of St. Anne at Limehouse, built between 1712 and 1724 and consecrated in 1730. Originally engraved by Benjamin Cole for the part-work edition of William Maitland’s “History of London” (London : 1753-1756), this is the earliest print of the church recorded by Adams.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 240 x 192mm (approx. 9-1/2” x 7-1/2”). Faint vertical crease; a few slight spots and specks, but overall in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 38/106B.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE POOL OF THE THAMES.

CALLCOTT, Sir Augustus Wall, 1779-1844 : THE POOL OF THE THAMES.

[London : Art-Union Journal, ca.1845]. A handsome antique print – the broad reaches of the Thames below London Bridge – the river crowded with shipping – St. Paul’s in the far distance – the wooden riverside wharves of Limehouse to the right. Engraved by William Miller (1796-1882) from the original painting by Sir Augustus Wall Callcott R.A.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 182 x 226mm (approx. 7-1/4” x 8-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE THAMES, NEAR LIMEHOUSE, CALLED THE LOWER POOL. TIERS OF COLLIERS, CRAFT &c.

COOKE, Edward William, 1811-1880 : THE THAMES, NEAR LIMEHOUSE, CALLED THE LOWER POOL. TIERS OF COLLIERS, CRAFT &c.

London : Longman & Co. ; J. & A. Arch & G. Cooke, 1832. A fine antique print – a delicately worked view of the Thames at Limehouse, the river filled with sailing vessels – mainly colliers bringing coal to London – the Hawksmoor tower of St. Anne at Limehouse to the left. Engraved by George Cooke (1781-1834) from an original etching by his son Edward William Cooke, later to become a famous marine painter. Originally produced for the Cookes’ part-work series “Views in London and its Vicinity” (1826-1834).
Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 146 x 200mm (approx. 5-3/4” x 7-7/8”). A few tiny specks to blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 149/044.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ENTRANCE TO THE REGENT’S CANAL, LIMEHOUSE, TO THE REGENTS CANAL COMPANY THIS PLATE IS DEDICATED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ENTRANCE TO THE REGENT’S CANAL, LIMEHOUSE, TO THE REGENTS CANAL COMPANY THIS PLATE IS DEDICATED.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A highly attractive antique print of barges manoeuvering at Limehouse Basin (the Regent’s Canal Dock). Engraved by Frederick James Havell (1801-1840) from an original pencil and water-colour drawing (now in the Museum of London) 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. Engraved surface 102 x 152mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 6”). Small printseller’s label on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/059.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE LIMEHOUSE DOCK, REGENT’S CANAL.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE LIMEHOUSE DOCK, REGENT’S CANAL.

London : Jones & Co., 1827. A highly attractive antique print of Limehouse Basin (the Regent’s Canal Dock), with ships and lighters on the water – the Hawksmoor church beyond. Engraved by Frederick James Havell (1801-1840) 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. Engraved surface 96 x 148mm (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 154/023.

£40

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