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ANTIQUE PRINTS : ST. GEORGE’S CIRCUS

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEW BETHLEM HOSPITAL, ST. GEORGE’S FIELDS.

ACKERMANN, Rudolph, 1764-1834 – publisher : NEW BETHLEM HOSPITAL, ST. GEORGE’S FIELDS.

[London : R. Ackermann, 1817]. A handsome antique print – the recently-built Royal Bethlehem Hospital erected by James Lewis between 1812 and 1815 – now the home of the Imperial War Museum. Originally produced for the July 1817 issue of Ackermann’s fashionable magazine, “The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics”.
Aquatint on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface 133 x 212mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 8-1/4”). Trimmed tight and within imprint at foot; slight nick to left-hand margin, not reaching image; a few minor marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: FRONT VIEW OF BETHLEHEM HOSPITAL.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : FRONT VIEW OF BETHLEHEM HOSPITAL.

[London] : Cassell & Co., [1878]. A handsome antique print – the Royal Bethlehem Hospital built by James Lewis between 1812 and 1815 and here with the enlarged dome added by Sidney Smith in 1846. Now the home of the Imperial War Museum. Originally produced as a supplementary presentation plate to the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 135 x 202mm (approx. 5-3/8” x 8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SCHOOL FOR THE INDIGENT BLIND.

McKEWAN, David Hall, 1816-1873 : SCHOOL FOR THE INDIGENT BLIND.

[London : Virtue & Co., 1881]. An attractive antique print – St. George’s Circus with its now returned obelisk, the old philanthropic school and the Royal Bethlehem Hospital (now the Imperial War Museum) beyond. Engraved by Thomas Abiel Prior (1809-1866) from an original study by David Hall McKewan. Originally produced for the part-work “History of Surrey” (London : 1840-1848) – and here in the later reissue published between 1878 and 1881.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 146 x 175mm (approx. 5-3/4” x 6-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BETHLEM HOSPITAL.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : BETHLEM HOSPITAL.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A small antique print – the Royal Bethlehem Hospital – now the home of the Imperial War Museum. 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 86mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-3/8”). A couple of slight flecks to lower margin, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/042A.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: KING EDWARD’S SCHOOL.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : KING EDWARD’S SCHOOL.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive antique print – King Edward’s School in St. George’s Fields – at this time a school for girls – the boys having already been removed to Witley in Surrey. 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 106 x 146mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-3/4”). 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: SCHOOL FOR INDIGENT BLIND. AND BETHLEHEM HOSPITAL ST. GEORGE’S FIELDS, SOUTHWARK.

READ, Samuel, 1815-1883 : SCHOOL FOR INDIGENT BLIND. AND BETHLEHEM HOSPITAL ST. GEORGE’S FIELDS, SOUTHWARK.

[London : Read & Co., 1855]. An attractive antique print – St. George’s Circus with its now returned obelisk, the old philanthropic school (now the Royal School for the Blind or SeeAbility at a different location) on the south side, and the Royal Bethlehem Hospital (now the Imperial War Museum) beyond. Engraved by William Edward Albutt (fl.1836-1863) from an original study by Samuel Read R.W.S., draughtsman, illustrator and painter. From the 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).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 176 x 225mm (approx. 6-3/8” x 8-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 213/084.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ASYLUM FOR THE INDIGENT BLIND, WESTMINSTER ROAD.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ASYLUM FOR THE INDIGENT BLIND, WESTMINSTER ROAD.

London : Jones & Co., 1829. An attractive antique print – the philanthropic school (now the Royal School for the Blind or SeeAbility) founded in 1799 to educate and train blind people to a trade. Next to the school, here shown shown on its Westminster Bridge Road site (where Lambeth North Station now stands), is a shop for the sale of hearth-rugs and other articles manufactured by the blind. Engraved by Robert Acon (1792-1880) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. 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 102 x 149mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/137.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ASYLUM FOR THE INDIGENT BLIND, WESTMINSTER ROAD.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ASYLUM FOR THE INDIGENT BLIND, WESTMINSTER ROAD.

London : Jones & Co., 1829. An attractive antique print – the philanthropic school (now the Royal School for the Blind or SeeAbility) founded in 1799 to educate and train blind people to a trade. Next to the school, here shown shown on its Westminster Bridge Road site (where Lambeth North Station now stands), is a shop for the sale of hearth-rugs and other articles manufactured by the blind. Engraved by Robert Acon (1792-1880) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. From Shepherd’s part-work series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 102 x 149mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/137.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEW BETHLEM HOSPITAL, ST. GEORGE’S FIELDS.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : NEW BETHLEM HOSPITAL, ST. GEORGE’S FIELDS.

[London : Jones & Co., 1830]. An elegant antique print – the Royal Bethlehem Hospital built by James Lewis between 1812 and 1815 – now the home of the Imperial War Museum. Engraved by James Tingle (1801-1858) from an original study 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. Engraved surface 103 x 148mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/150.

£25

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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: 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. 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.

£25

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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: THE BLIND ASYLUM : SOUTHWARK, LONDON.

WRAY, Alfred Hughgoo, 1822-1892 : THE BLIND ASYLUM : SOUTHWARK, LONDON.

[London : ca.1845]. An interesting antique print – St. George’s Circus with its now returned obelisk and the philanthropic school (now the Royal School for the Blind or SeeAbility) founded in 1799 to educate and train blind people to a trade. In the distance can be seen the Royal Bethlehem Hospital (now the Imperial War Museum). Engraved by Henry Wallis (1805-1890) from an original study by Alfred H. Wray. Originally produced for Thomas Dugdale’s part-work survey published as “The Curiosities of Great Britain” or “England Delineated” in various formats between 1838 and 1860.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 93 x 125mm (approx. 3-3/4” x 5”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 186/050.

£25

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