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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF SMITHFIELD MARKET

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SMITHFIELD : BELLOWS TO MEND.

[CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829] : SMITHFIELD : BELLOWS TO MEND.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive and unusual antique print – an itinerant bellows-mender carries his equipment in a leather bag on his back through Smithfield – it is hay-market day at Smithfield and so either a Tuesday or a Thursday. 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).
Aquatint and line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 133 x 101mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). A few faint marks and minor discolourations to outer margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/027 – but here in a variant state, without Craig’s name.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: OLD SMITHFIELD MARKET, 1837.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : OLD SMITHFIELD MARKET, 1837.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive antique print of the nineteenth-century market, with sheep in pens and St. Paul’s looming in the distance. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 106 x 143mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [SMITHFIELD] THE METROPOLITAN MEAT MARKET.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : [SMITHFIELD] THE METROPOLITAN MEAT MARKET.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An antique print of the Victorian interior of Smithfield Market – a hive of activity, with buyers, sellers and porters. 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.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE METROPOLITAN MEAT MARKET, SMITHFIELD.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : THE METROPOLITAN MEAT MARKET, SMITHFIELD.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. An attractive Victorian print of the interior of Smithfield Market – porters in a variety of headgear, etc. 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 218 x 159mm (approx. 8-5/8” x 6-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SMITHFIELD MARKET, FROM THE BARRS.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : SMITHFIELD MARKET, FROM THE BARRS.

[London : Jones & Co., 1830]. A charming antique print – an attractive view of London’s largest meat market, a lively scene depicting the stockyards and the livestock as well as workers and passers-by. The dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral rises in the distance. Engraved by Thomas Barber (fl.1818-1840) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century 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 151mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 5-7/8”). A couple of tiny specks to blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/015.

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