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ANTIQUE PRINT: THEATRE DRURY LANE : BUY A BILL OF THE PLAY.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : THEATRE DRURY LANE : BUY A BILL OF THE PLAY.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive antique print – a crier of play-bills outside the Drury Lane Theatre. She also carries a basket of fruit and what are probably nuts – the buyer of half a dozen oranges would have had the penny play-bill for free. 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).
Etching and line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quaruple-rule outer border) 135 x 104mm (approx. 5-3/8” x 4-1/8”). A few small marks to outer blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/029.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BURNING OF COVENT GARDEN THEATRE IN 1856.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : BURNING OF COVENT GARDEN THEATRE IN 1856.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An interesting nineteenth-century print of firefighters attempting to save the blazing theatre (the Royal Opera House – built by Robert Smirke in 1809-1810), with hand operated pumps, hoses, etc. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 104 x 143mm (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 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 FORTUNE THEATRE. (FROM A PRINT PUBLISHED BY WILKINSON, 1811.)

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : THE FORTUNE THEATRE. (FROM A PRINT PUBLISHED BY WILKINSON, 1811.)

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An interesting antique print of the old Fortune Theatre between Whitecross Street and Golden Lane, first built by Philip Henslowe and Edward Alleyn in about 1600, and rebuilt after a fire in 1621. Engraved from an earlier source and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 145 x 145mm (approx. 5-3/4” x 5-3/4”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE OLD HAYMARKET THEATRE.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : THE OLD HAYMARKET THEATRE.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive antique print of of the old eighteenth-century Haymarket Theatre – theatre-goers arrive by foot and by coach – the lights at the entrance flare. Engraved from an earlier source and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 105 x 143mm (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: ST. PAUL’S CHURCH, COVENT GARDEN.

NEALE, John Preston, 1780-1847 : ST. PAUL’S CHURCH, COVENT GARDEN.

[London : John Harris, 1816]. An antique print of the Inigo Jones church long associated with the theatrical profession – “the handsomest barn in England” – with baskets full of market produce in the foreground. Engraved by James Lewis (fl.1813-1837) from a study by John Preston Neale. Originally produced for the part-work “Beauties of England and Wales” (1801-1816).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 109 x 154mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 6”). Trimmed tight and within imprint at foot, but in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 104/075.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ADELPHI THEATRE.

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

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A pleasant small antique print – crowds throng to the Adelphi Theatre in the Strand. The premises of George Batt and James Francis Rutley, seedsmen at 412 Strand, are shown in some prominence to the left (although erroneously giving Ball for Batt). 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 91 x 61mm (approx. 3-5/8” x 2-3/8”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/100A.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: COVENT GARDEN THEATRE.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : COVENT GARDEN THEATRE.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A charming small antique print of the imposing facade of the mid-nineteenth century theatre (the Royal Opera House), built by Robert Smirke in 1809-1810. 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 66 x 84mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-3/8”). In very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/106B.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: DRURY LANE THEATRE.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : DRURY LANE THEATRE.

[London : J. Tallis & Co., 1852]. An attractive antique print of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane as rebuilt by Benjamin Wyatt in 1811-1812, with the portico added in 1820. 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), and here in a slightly later impression.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 66 x 86mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-3/8”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/107B.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: HAYMARKET THEATRE.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : HAYMARKET THEATRE.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A neatly-worked small antique print – placards outside the theatre advertise productions of "As You Like It", etc. 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 207/106A.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ITALIAN OPERA HOUSE.

PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902 : THE ITALIAN OPERA HOUSE.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A pleasant antique print – the old Her Majesty’s Theatre, with its Nash colonnade, at the top of the Haymarket. 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 93 x 138mm (approx. 3-5/8” x 5-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 213/108.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: LYCEUM THEATRE.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : LYCEUM THEATRE.

[London : J. Tallis & Co., 1852]. An attractive antique print of the great portico of the Lyceum on Wellington Street, designed by Samuel Beazley and opened in 1834. 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), 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”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/107A.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: PRINCESS’ THEATRE.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : PRINCESS’ THEATRE.

[London : E. T. Brain & Co., 1847]. A highly interesting small antique print – the Princess’s Theatre on mid nineteenth-century Oxford Street. Although small, the shops of shoemaker Edward Pattison at No. 74 Oxford Street – the royal arms over the door, and Benjamin Myers, tailor, at No. 72, are very clearly shown. 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).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 67 x 87mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/105B.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: FRONT OF OLD DRURY LANE THEATRE.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : FRONT OF OLD DRURY LANE THEATRE.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A pleasant antique print – a coach and pair at the door. Engraved by John Arthur Quartley (1818?-1895) from a 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 144 x 105mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 4-1/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE OLD ADELPHI THEATRE.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : THE OLD ADELPHI THEATRE.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A pleasant antique print of the busy entrance to the old Adelphi Theatre in the Strand (before it was rebuilt in 1858). 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 143 x 144mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [THE OLD VIC] THE OLD “COBURG” THEATRE IN 1820.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : [THE OLD VIC] THE OLD “COBURG” THEATRE IN 1820.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An antique print of the “Old Vic” – the building erected as “a house of melodrama” by Rudolph Cabanel in 1816-1818, initially named the Royal Coburg Theatre and then re-christened the Royal Victoria Theatre in 1833. Engraved from an original study (based on earlier sources) by William Henry Prior and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Engraved surface 105 x 142mm (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 SURREY THEATRE.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : THE SURREY THEATRE.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An antique print – a composite view with a medley of individual studies of the exterior of old theatre in the Blackfriars Road (destroyed by fire in 1865), the ruins of the old theatre, and an interior view of the new theatre built by J. Ellis – and still in use as a cinema in the 1920s. The theatre was finally demolished in 1934 to make way for an extension to the Royal Ophthalmic Hospital. Engraved from original studies 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 212 x 144mm (approx. 8-3/8” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: DRURY LANE THEATRE, FROM THE STAGE DURING THE PERFORMANCE.

PUGH, Edward, 1763-1813 : DRURY LANE THEATRE, FROM THE STAGE DURING THE PERFORMANCE.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An unusual antique print – the interior of Drury Lane Theatre as seen from the giant stage – with tiers of of boxes and galleries supported by "slender pillars of iron, washed with silver". The boxes on the stage to the right of image were, in ascending order, the Prince of Wales’s Box, a public box known as the Stage Box, the Duke of Bedford’s Box, and the Duchess of Devonshire’s Box. Engraved by Isaac Taylor (1759-1829) from an original study by Edward Pugh, and originally produced for Phillips’ part-work “Modern London : Being the History and Present State of the British Metropolis” (1804).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 139 x 183mm (approx. 5-1/2” x 7-1/4”). A few faint marks to blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/021.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ROYAL FAMILY AT COVENT GARDEN THEATRE.

PUGH, Edward, 1763-1813 : THE ROYAL FAMILY AT COVENT GARDEN THEATRE.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. A highly attractive antique print – the interior of Covent Garden on the occasion of a royal performance. King George III, Queen Charlotte and their party occupy a special box beneath a canopy of crimson velvet, the lords and ladies in waiting stand behind, Guards officers take the boxes above, and on the stage Kemble plays Rolla in a production of “Pizarro”. Engraved by James Fittler (1758-1835) from an original study by Edward Pugh, and originally produced for Phillips’ part-work “Modern London : Being the History and Present State of the British Metropolis” (London : 1804).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 138 x 183mm (approx. 5-1/2” x 7-1/4”). A few slight marks to blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/022.

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ANTIQUE MAP: MR. RICH IN THE CHARACTER OF HARLEQUIN INTRODUCING A MAP OF THE LONDON THEATRES.

SAYER, J.P. (John Pearson), 1901-1984 : MR. RICH IN THE CHARACTER OF HARLEQUIN INTRODUCING A MAP OF THE LONDON THEATRES.

[London : George Newnes, 1946]. A pictorial map of London’s theatreland, with historical notes, centred on St. Martin’s Lane and extending from Piccadilly Circus across to Drury Lane, and from the Royalty Theatre on Dean Street down to Whitehall and the Strand. The verso of the map bears an elaborate pictorial title, as well as images of six famous theatres. Originally produced for the “Strand Magazine” – Jack Sayer produced a number of similar maps used as railway posters in the interwar years.
Coloured lithograph on paper. Printed surface 187 x 258mm (approx. 7-3/8” x 10-1/8”). Original vertical fold; slightly creased; a couple of tiny staple holes to fold, but otherwise in very good and clean state.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: DRURY LANE THEATRE.

SCHNEBBELIE, Robert Blemmel, 1781-1847 : DRURY LANE THEATRE.

London : J. Stratford, 1805. A pleasant antique print – a view along early nineteenth-century Drury Lane to the old theatre. Engraved by William Ellis (1756-1810) from an original study by Robert Blemmel Schnebbelie. Originally produced for the part-work by “Dr David Hughson” [David Pugh] known as “London; Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis” (London : 1805-1809).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 161 x 100mm (approx. 6-3/8” x 4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 93/038.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ITALIAN OPERA HOUSE, HAYMARKET. FROM PALL MALL EAST.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ITALIAN OPERA HOUSE, HAYMARKET. FROM PALL MALL EAST.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A handsome antique print of the old Her Majesty’s Theatre (rather larger than the present building), with its Nash colonnade, at the top of the Haymarket – the theatre where Jenny Lind made her debut in 1847. Engraved by M. Fox from an original drawing by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. 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 98 x 151mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/065.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: OLYMPIC THEATRE, WYCH STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : OLYMPIC THEATRE, WYCH STREET.

London : Jones & Co., 1831. An attractive antique print of the exterior of the old Olympic Theatre in Wych Street – then under the management of the celebrated Madame Vestris. This particular theatre was destroyed by fire in 1849 – and its successor swept away in the Aldwych-Kingsway redevelopment of the early twentieth century. Engraved by John James Hinchliff (1805-1875) from an original study 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 107 x 157mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 6-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/182.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SADLER’S WELLS THEATRE.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : SADLER’S WELLS THEATRE.

London : Jones & Co., [1832]. A handsome antique print of the nineteenth-century theatre – the box office shaded by a tree and with boys fishing in the river. Engraved by Thomas Garner (1789-1868) from an original study (now in the Museum of London) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. From Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 109 x 155mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 6-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/148.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. PAUL’S, COVENT GARDEN.

[SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864] : ST. PAUL’S, COVENT GARDEN.

[London : Jones & Co., 1830]. A handsome antique print of the Inigo Jones church long associated with the theatrical profession – “the handsomest barn in England” – with market baskets and sacks in the foreground. Engraved by Josiah Henshall (1801?-1869) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of 19th century London. From 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 108 x 147mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 5-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/036.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SURRY THEATRE, BLACKFRIARS ROAD.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : SURRY THEATRE, BLACKFRIARS ROAD.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. An antique print of the imposing frontage of the old Surrey Theatre, opened in 1782 as the Royal Circus and Equestrian Philharmonic Academy and rebuilt by the Italian architect of the Old Vic, Rudolph Cabanel, after a fire in 1803. Engraved by Thomas Dale (fl.1818-1828) from an original study 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 104 x 150mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/070.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THEATRE ROYAL, COVENT GARDEN.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THEATRE ROYAL, COVENT GARDEN.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A handsome antique print of the splendid facade of the nineteenth-century theatre (the Royal Opera House), built by Robert Smirke in 1809-1810. Engraved by John Rolph (1799-1862) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s part-work series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 96 x 151mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/051.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THEATRE ROYAL, DRURY LANE.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THEATRE ROYAL, DRURY LANE.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A pleasing antique print – an exterior of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane as rebuilt by Benjamin Wyatt in 1811-1812, with the portico added in 1820 – the street busy with horse and foot traffic. It was here that Charles Kean made his debut in 1826. Engraved by Thomas Dale (fl.1818-1828) 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 93 x 150mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/071.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THEATRE ROYAL, DRURY LANE.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THEATRE ROYAL, DRURY LANE.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A pleasing antique print – an exterior of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane as rebuilt by Benjamin Wyatt in 1811-1812, with the portico added in 1820 – the street busy with horse and foot traffic. It was here that Charles Kean made his debut in 1826. Engraved by Thomas Dale (fl.1818-1828) 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 93 x 150mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/071.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: UNITED SERVICE MILITARY CLUB HOUSE, HAYMARKET THEATRE, & PART OF THE OPERA COLONADE, FROM REGENT STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : UNITED SERVICE MILITARY CLUB HOUSE, HAYMARKET THEATRE, & PART OF THE OPERA COLONADE, FROM REGENT STREET.

London : Jones & Co., 1827. A handsome antique print – a view down Charles II Street towards the Haymarket and the theatre. Engraved by William Wallis (b.1796 fl.1816-1855) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s part-work series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 98 x 148mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 5-7/8”). A couple of tiny marks ito blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/030.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SADLER’S WELLS THEATRE.

[TALLIS, John, 1818-1876 – publisher] : SADLER’S WELLS THEATRE.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A pleasant antique print – the audience promenade by the water. Originally produced for the John Tallis part-work “Tallis’s Illustrated London; in Commemoration of the Great Exhibition of All Nations in 1851. Forming a Complete Guide to The British Metropolis and its Environs” (London : 1851-1852).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 97 x 132mm (approx. 3-5/8” x 5-1/8”). A couple of tiny spots, but otherwise in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 215/137.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SURREY THEATRE.

[TALLIS, John, 1818-1876 – publisher] : SURREY THEATRE.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. An antique print of a busy Blackfriars Road and the old Surrey Theatre, flanked by the Equestrian Tavern and the Surrey Coal Hole. The theatre stood just north of St. George’s Circus and survived long enough to become a cinema in 1920. Originally produced for the John Tallis part-work “Tallis’s Illustrated London; in Commemoration of the Great Exhibition of All Nations in 1851. Forming a Complete Guide to The British Metropolis and its Environs” (London : 1851-1852).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 93 x 133mm (approx. 3-5/8” x 5-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 215/138.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SURREY THEATRE.

[TALLIS, John, 1818-1876 – publisher] : SURREY THEATRE.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. An antique print of a busy Blackfriars Road and the old Surrey Theatre, flanked by the Equestrian Tavern and the Surrey Coal Hole. The theatre stood just north of St. George’s Circus and survived long enough to become a cinema in 1920. Originally produced for the John Tallis part-work “Tallis’s Illustrated London; in Commemoration of the Great Exhibition of All Nations in 1851. Forming a Complete Guide to The British Metropolis and its Environs” (London : 1851-1852).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 93 x 133mm (approx. 3-5/8” x 5-1/4”). Almost imperceptible faint line of horizontal indentation, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 215/138.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SADLER’S WELLS IN 1756.

WARREN, Albert Henry, 1830-1911 : SADLER’S WELLS IN 1756.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A very pleasant nineteenth-century print of the eighteenth-century Sadler’s Wells, engraved by John Walmsley (fl.1839-1878) from an original study by Albert Henry Warren. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 139 x 206mm (approx. 5-1/2” x 8-1/8”). Text on verso. Small spot in upper blank margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: HAYMARKET.

WESTALL, William, 1781-1850 : HAYMARKET.

London : Hurst Robinson & Co., 1825. A handsome antique print – a delicately worked view looking southwards down the Haymarket, with the Theatre Royal prominent to the left. Engraved by Charles Heath (1785-1848) from an original study by Westall and originally produced for the never-completed and scarce part-work series “Views of London”.
Steel line engraving on india paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 98 x 123mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 4-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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