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CONEY, John, 1786-1833 : ST. MARY ROTHERHITHE.
London : J. Booth, 1818. A handsome antique print – the graceful eighteenth-century church on Marychurch Lane. Etched and engraved from his own original drawing by John Coney. Originally produced for the part-work series “Architectura Ecclesiastica Londini; being a Series of Views” (London : 1810-1823) – “the first artistically competent and exhaustive illustration of the golden age of London church building” (Adams). Below the image are several lines of explanatory text.
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[COOKE, Edward William, 1811-1880] : COMMERCIAL DOCKS.
[London : Longman & Co. ; J. & A. Arch & G. Cooke], 1827. A most attractive antique print – the Greenland or Surrey Docks in Rotherhithe – ships on the water, timber on the quays, the wharves alive with activity. Etched and engraved by George Cooke (1781-1834) from an original study by his son, the celebrated marine painter Edward William Cooke. Originally produced for the Cookes’ part-work series “Views in London and its Vicinity” (1826-1834).
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[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : [ROTHERHITHE] DIVING-BELL USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THAMES TUNNEL.
[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive and interesting antique print of the Thames at Rotherhithe – the Brunel diving bell being lowered into the water. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
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JONES, Thomas Henry : THE THAMES TUNNEL.
[London : Read & Co., 1855]. A scarce and handsome antique print – a view of the elegant twin horseshoe shaped archways, the pedestrian stairs and galleries, the decorated inner rotunda, etc., of the Wapping-Rotherhithe tunnel – the world’s first underwater tunnel, completed by Marc Brunel in 1843. The tunnel was converted to railway use in the 1860s and still carries London Underground trains. Engraved by William Lacey (fl.1830-1855) from an original study by Thomas Henry Jones (fl.1836-1855). Originally produced for the scarce part-work series generally known as “The World’s Metropolis, or Mighty London, Illustrated by a Series of Views Beautifully Engraved on Steel” (London : 1851-1855).
STANFIELD, Clarkson, 1793-1867 : THE DIVING BELL USED AT THE THAMES TUNNEL AFTER THE IRRUPTION OF THE WATER ON THE 18TH OF MAY. 1827. ROTHERHITHE CHURCH IN THE DISTANCE.
London : Longman & Co., J. & A. Arch & G. Cooke, . A handsome antique print – a finely worked study of work on the Thames Tunnel – bags of clay are being used to shore up the workings. Etched by George Cooke (1781-1834) from an original study by the well-known Clarkson Stanfield R.A. Originally produced for Cooke’s part-work “Views in London and its Vicinity” series (1826-1834).
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TOMBLESON, William : THAMES TUNNEL.
London : Tombleson & Co., . A very early antique print of the Thames Tunnel – at this date still under construction – a view along a completed section of the distinctive horse-shoe shaped tunnel, with fashionably-dressed visitors, etc. The view is set within a finely engraved emblematic border – classical figures supporting mighty columns, a frieze of picks, spades and shovels, a boat with the arms of the City of London, etc. Engraved by Henry Winkles (1800-1860) from an original study by William Tombleson (fl.1824-1841). Originally published in the part-work series “Tombleson’s Views of the Thames and Medway” (London : 1833-1834).
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