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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF LUDGATE HILL

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE INNER COURT OF THE

BOOT, William Henry James, 1848-1918 : THE INNER COURT OF THE "BELLE SAUVAGE." (FROM AN ORIGINAL DRAWING IN MR. CRACE’S COLLECTION.)

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A pleasant and interesting antique print – the galleried courtyard of the famous old Belle Sauvage on Ludgate Hill – coaching inn, playhouse and later the home of the John Cassell publishing and printing works. Engraved by Andrew Scott from a study by WIlliam Henry James Boot (based on an earlier drawing in the Crace Collection). Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 144 x 201mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 7-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: LUDGATE CIRCUS.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : LUDGATE CIRCUS.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. An animated antique print – a view of Ludgate Circus looking up Ludgate Hill towards St. Paul’s – the King Lud on the left – a horse and cart threads its way through pedestrians – a newspaper vendor in the foreground carries a placard with lurid headlines. From an original design by the painter and illustrator William Luker and engraved in Paris by Ch. Guillaume & Cie. for the Leadenhall Press publication “London City” (1891).
Hand touched and finished half-tone process block. Later hand colour. Image area 161 x 216mm (approx. 6-3/8” x 8-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: LUDGATE CIRCUS.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : LUDGATE CIRCUS.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. An animated antique print – a view of Ludgate Circus looking up Ludgate Hill towards St. Paul’s – the King Lud on the left – a horse and cart threads its way through pedestrians – a newspaper vendor in the foreground carries a placard with lurid headlines. From an original design by the painter and illustrator William Luker and engraved in Paris by Ch. Guillaume & Cie. for the Leadenhall Press publication “London City” (1891).
Hand touched and finished half-tone process block. Image area 161 x 216mm (approx. 6-3/8” x 8-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: VIEW OF ST. PAUL’S CHURCH, FROM FLEET STREET.

McQUIN, Ange Denis : VIEW OF ST. PAUL’S CHURCH, FROM FLEET STREET. "HOW GRAND, HOW MAJESTIC, IS THE APPEARANCE OF ST. PAUL’S, ON THE BROW OF THE HILL."

[?London : ca.1810]. A striking and unusual antique print – a view of St. Paul’s from the foot of Ludgate Hill – the streets crowded with traffic. Engraved from an original study by Ange Denis McQuin (fl.1800-1823) and originally produced for an unidentified publication – but perhaps relating to McQuin’s studies of Nelson’s funeral.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 160 x 102mm (approx. 6-1/4” x 4”). Cropped a little close to neatlines, but otherwise in very good and clean state.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: STATIONERS HALL.

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

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A pleasant small antique print – the hall off Ludgate Hill of what is now the Stationers’ and Newspaper Makers’ Company. 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 65 x 85mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/101B.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: LUDGATE HILL, FROM FLEET STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : LUDGATE HILL, FROM FLEET STREET.

[London : Jones & Co., 1830]. A charming antique print – a bustling street scene with carriages and crowded pavements, the view showing Ludgate Hill running up past St. Martin Ludgate to St. Paul’s Cathedral, with some prominence given to the fine premises of the Albion Fire and Life Assurance Company on the corner of New Bridge Street. Some detail can also be seen of the premises of the linen-drapers, [John]Waithman & Co., at the top of Fleet Street and the shop of W. Palmer, hosier and glover, at the foot of Ludgate Hill. Engraved by Thomas Barber (fl.1818-1840) 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” (1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 114 x 155mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 6-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/024.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: STATIONERS’ HALL, STATIONERS’ HALL COURT.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : STATIONERS’ HALL, STATIONERS’ HALL COURT.

London : Jones & Co., 1830. A pleasant antique print – an attractive view of Hall tucked off Ludgate Hill. Engraved by William Watkins (fl.1828-1848) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 103 x 149mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/051.

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