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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF THE MANSION HOUSE

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MANSION HOUSE.

[BROWNE, Hablot Knight, 1815-1882 & GARLAND, Robert, 1808-1863] : MANSION HOUSE.

[London : W. S. Orr, 1837 (but later)]. A delightful antique print of the Mansion House – with the mayoral coach attempting to negotiate the chaotic trafiic at the junction of the Poultry and Princes Street, while a woman with a parasol scuttles in front of an omnibus. Engraved by John Woods (fl.1835-1855) from a composite study by Hablot Knight Browne (“Phiz”) and Robert Garland. Originally produced for Wood’s “History of London : Illustrated by Views”, first published in parts 1837-1838 and subsequently reissued in various guises between1838 and 1862.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 114 x 150mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 6-1/8”). Just a touch dusty, but overall in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 188/017.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CITY OF LONDON. MANSION HOUSE, POULTRY AND PRINCES STREET.

CHAMBERS, George, 1803-1840 : CITY OF LONDON. MANSION HOUSE, POULTRY AND PRINCES STREET.

London : John Robins, [ca. 1840 (but later)]. A large and handsome engraving of the heart of the City of London – bustle, traffic and the new London omnibuses prominent – a detachment of guards march away from the Bank of England. Originally engraved by Thomas Abiel Prior (1809-1866) as part of the Stationers’ Almanack series and here in a late (second half of the twentieth century) impression from the original plate.
Steel line engraving on paper. Contemporary hand colour. Engraved surface 222 x 407mm (approx. 8-3/4” x 16”). In very good and clean state.

£200

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE MANSION HOUSE : MATCHES.

[CRAIG, William Marshall] : THE MANSION HOUSE : MATCHES.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An interesting antique print – an ill-shod itinerant match-boy sells bundles of matches for a penny across the street from the Mansion House. The match-sellers were thought to be among the poorest of the poor, subsisting more on charity than profit – they "generally sing a kind of song, and sell and beg alternately". Engraved from an original study by William Marshall Craig (fl.1788-1828), water-colour painter to Queen Charlotte. Originally produced for Phillips’ part-work “Modern London : Being the History and Present State of the British Metropolis” (London : 1804).
Aquatint, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 130 x 98mm (approx. 5-1/8” x 3-7/8”). A few trifling marks to outer blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/042.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE MANSION HOUSE.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : THE MANSION HOUSE.

[London : R. Baldwin, 1773]. An elegant eighteenth-century print of the exterior of the Mansion House, the mayoral coach approaching. Originally produced for John Noorthouck’s “A New History of London” (London : 1773).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 90 x 149mm (approx 3-3/8” x 5-7/8”). Faint crease to outer blank margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 51/018B.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE MANSION HOUSE IN 1750. (FROM A PRINT PUBLISHED FOR STOW’S

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : THE MANSION HOUSE IN 1750. (FROM A PRINT PUBLISHED FOR STOW’S "SURVEY").

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive antique print – the Mansion House, the mayoral coach, etc. Engraved (from an earlier source) by the Typographic Etching Co. and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 202 x 144mm (approx. 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: A VIEW OF THE MANSION HOUSE, ERECTED FOR THE RESIDENCE OF THE LORD MAYORS OF LONDON.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : A VIEW OF THE MANSION HOUSE, ERECTED FOR THE RESIDENCE OF THE LORD MAYORS OF LONDON.

[London : ca.1752]. A very early antique print of the exterior of the Mansion House, completed to the designs of George Dance in 1752 – the Palladian facade, the west side with St. Stephen Walbrook beyond, and the two obtrusive clerestories (immediately dubbed by the citizens the Mayor’s Nest and Noah’s Ark). Originally produced for one of the topical magazines of the period.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 105 x 194mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 7-5/8”). A few faint marks; tiny hole to right-hand blank margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: 139. MANSIONHOUSE.

[GERMAN SCHOOL] : 139. MANSIONHOUSE.

[N.P. : ca.1800]. A stylised view of the Mansion House, Lombard Street and Cornhill beyond – a somewhat wooden coach-and-six in the foreground. Originally produced for an unidentified publication.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 133 x 168mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 6-5/8”). Very mild tanning and faint creasing, but in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: JUVENILE BALL AT THE MANSION HOUSE – BETWEEN THE DANCES.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : JUVENILE BALL AT THE MANSION HOUSE – BETWEEN THE DANCES.

[London : Leadenhall Press 1891]. A charming antique print – Victorian children at a fancy-dress ball at the Mansion House. 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 162 x 221mm (approx. 6-3/8” x 8-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MANSION HOUSE POLICE COURT.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : MANSION HOUSE POLICE COURT.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. A vignette view of the interior of the court – a hearing in progress. 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 110 x 138mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 5-3/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE MANSION HOUSE.

MAURER, John : THE MANSION HOUSE.

London : T. Major, 1750. A scarce and handsome antique print – a perspective view of the freshly-built Mansion House, with Cornhill and Lombard Street beyond – a lively array of the citizenry about their business in the foreground. Published and probably engraved by Thomas Major (1719-1799) from an original study by the Swiss painter John Maurer (fl.1713-1761).
Copper line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface 238 x 378mm (approx. 9-3/8” x 14-7/8”). Cropped to neatlines, laid down on contemporary card, with edges painted black to facilitate viewing in an optical machine. The caption and imprint (with the loss of just a few letters) are preserved on the rear of the card. Card tanned, brittle, worn and chipped; some creasing and minor splitting; small and barely noticeable puncture; minor discolouration to face of image, but still a rare and attractive survival of a separately published print designed and prepared for use with the optical diagonal machine (zograscope). A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£250

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE MANSION HOUSE.

NELSON & SONS, Thomas – publishers : THE MANSION HOUSE.

[London] : T. Nelson & Sons, [1889]. An attractive antique print – a lively view of the Mansion House, with Queen Victoria Street and the Poultry beyond. Originally produced for the Nelson “English Scenery” series of views and view-books.
Chromolithograph on paper. Printed surface 78 x 121mm (approx. 3-1/8” x 4-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MANSION HOUSE.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : MANSION HOUSE.

[London : E. T. Brain & Co., 1847]. A handsome antique print – the Mansion House dominating a lively city scene – the offices of the Britannia Life Assurance Co. on the corner of Princes Street to the right. 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 93 x 134mm (approx. 3-5/8” x 351/2”). A couple of faint and tiny marks to blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: EGYPTIAN HALL, MANSION HOUSE.

SCHNEBBELIE, Robert Blemmel, 1781-1847 : EGYPTIAN HALL, MANSION HOUSE.

London : J. Stratford, 1806. An attractive early nineteenth-century antique print – a neatly composed study of the interior of the Mansion House. Engraved by Ambrose William Warren (1780-1856) 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).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 161 x 97mm (approx. 6-3/8” x 3-7/8”). Faint mark to upper margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 93/022.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MANSION HOUSE.

SCHNEBBELIE, Robert Blemmel, 1781-1847 : MANSION HOUSE.

London : J. Stratford, 1805. A pleasant antique print – the Mansion House in the early nineteenth century, the Poultry and Cheapside beyond, with the church of St. Mary-le-Bow in the distance. Engraved by William Woolnoth (1780-1837) 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” (1805-1809).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 106 x 168mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 6-5/8”). Few tiny marks and specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 93/021.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: EGYPTIAN HALL, MANSION HOUSE. THE WILSON BANQUET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : EGYPTIAN HALL, MANSION HOUSE. THE WILSON BANQUET.

[London : George Virtue, 1841]. A lively antique print of the pillared and beflagged interior of the Mansion House on a banquet night – the Lord Mayor for 1839, Samuel Wilson, entertains the Wilson clan. Engraved by Henry Melville (1792-1870) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for the part-work “London Interiors : A Grand National Exhibition” (London : 1841-1844).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 153 x 186 mm (approx. 6” x 7-1/4”). A couple of faint marks to margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 195/006.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: EGYPTIAN HALL, MANSION HOUSE. THE WILSON BANQUET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : EGYPTIAN HALL, MANSION HOUSE. THE WILSON BANQUET.

[London : George Virtue, 1841]. A lively antique print of the pillared and beflagged interior of the Mansion House on a banquet night – the Lord Mayor for 1839, Samuel Wilson, entertains the Wilson clan. Engraved by Henry Melville (1792-1870) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for the part-work “London Interiors : A Grand National Exhibition” (London : 1841-1844).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 153 x 186 mm (approx. 6” x 7-1/4”). Some faint surface creasing to outer blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 195/006.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE MANSION HOUSE, FROM THE BANK.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE MANSION HOUSE, FROM THE BANK.

[London : Jones & Co., 1830]. A delightful antique print – a lively street scene with pedestrians, a carriage and the cart of the Islington and Holloway carrier. The view depicts the imposing facade of the Mansion House and the buildings immediately to its left, then occupied by the lottery office of Pidding & Co. (above a lace manufactory) at No.1 Cornhill, the stockbrokers (Edward) Eyton & Co., and the goldsmith and jeweller William Thomas Dulin. The northern end of Walbrook can also be made out. Engraved by the gifted William Wallis (fl.1816-1855) from an original pencil drawing (now in the Guildhall Library) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. 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 109 x 152mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/027.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE MANSION HOUSE KITCHEN.

SWAIN, Joseph, 1820-1909 : THE MANSION HOUSE KITCHEN.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An interesting antique print – the great kitchin of the Mansion House – a banquet in preparation. Engraved by Joseph Swain and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 106 x 145mm (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 EGYPTIAN HALL. MANSION HOUSE.

[TALLIS, John, 1818-1876 – publisher] : THE EGYPTIAN HALL. MANSION HOUSE.

[London : J. Tallis & Co., 1852]. A pleasing antique print of the beflagged and columned interior of the Egyptian Hall at the Mansion House in the City of London. Originally produced for the part-work “Tallis’s Illustrated London” (1850-1852).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 98 x 132mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 5-1/4”). In very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 215/058.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE MANSION HOUSE, LONDON.

THOMPSON, James Robert : THE MANSION HOUSE, LONDON.

London : Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, 1810. A handsome antique print – the Mansion House from the west – Lombard Street beyond. Engraved by the Scottish engraver John Burnet (1784-1868) from an original study by the painter and architect James Robert Thompson (fl.1806-1848). Originally produced for the part-work “Beauties of England and Wales” (1801-1816).
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 165 x 107mm (approx. 6-1/2” x 4-1/4”). One tiny hole, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 104/018.

£30

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