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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. BENNET’S FINK, THREADNEEDLE STREET.

MALTON, Thomas, 1748-1804 : ST. BENNET’S FINK, THREADNEEDLE STREET.

[London] : T. Malton, 1797. A fine antique print of the old Wren church of St. Benet Fink – a view from the foot of Broad Street looking south towards the church and the Royal Exchange beyond. Originally produced for Malton’s splendid "A Picturesque Tour through the Cities of London and Westminster" (London : 1792-1801).
Aquatint on paper, with original hand colour. Engraved surface 328 x 226mm (approx. 12-7/8” x 8-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 72/070.

£200

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE CHURCH OF ST. BENET FINK.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : THE CHURCH OF ST. BENET FINK.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An antique print of the old ten-sided Wren church that used to stand on Threadneedle Street – as seen from the foot of Broad Street – with the old Royal Exchange beyond. Engraved from a study (based on earlier sources) by William Henry Prior and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 144 x 107mm (approx. 5-3/4” x 4-1/4”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. BENNET FINCK.

SHEPHERD, George Sidney, 1784-1862 : ST. BENNET FINCK.

London : J. Booth, 1811. A well-worked antique print – a view looking down Old Broad Street to the junction with Threadneedle Street – the ten-sided Wren church of St. Benet Fink in the foreground, the North Gate of the Royal Exchange beyond. The church was demolished in 1842-1844 to make way for the rebuilding of the Exchange. Engraved by J. T. Wedgwood (1783-1856) from an original pencil and watercolour drawing (now in the Guildhall Library) by George Sidney Shepherd. 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 four lines of explanatory text.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 264 x 165mm (approx. 10-1/2” x 6-1/2”). A few faint marks and mild creases, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/024.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. BENNET FINCK.

SHEPHERD, George Sidney, 1784-1862 : ST. BENNET FINCK.

London : J. Booth, 1811. A handsome antique print – a view looking down Old Broad Street to the junction with Threadneedle Street – the ten-sided Wren church of St. Benet Fink in the foreground, the North Gate of the Royal Exchange beyond. The church was demolished in 1842-1844 to make way for the rebuilding of the Exchange. Engraved by J. T. Wedgwood (1783-1856) from an original pencil and watercolour drawing (now in the Guildhall Library) by George Sidney Shepherd. 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 four lines of explanatory text.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 265 x 165mm (approx. 10-1/2” x 6-1/2”). A few tiny marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/024.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. BENNET FINK, THREADNEEDLE STREET.

[SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864] : ST. BENNET FINK, THREADNEEDLE STREET.

[London : Jones & Co., 1831]. A pleasant antique print of the old Wren church that used to stand on Threadneedle Street – as seen from the foot of Broad Street – with the old Royal Exchange beyond. Engraved by James Charles Armytage (1802-1897) from an original study (now in the Museum of London) 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” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 108 x 68mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 2-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/152.

£25

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