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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF ST. JOHN, SMITH SQUARE

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, WESTMINSTER.

CONEY, John, 1786-1833 : ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, WESTMINSTER.

London : J. Booth, 1814. A handsome antique print – the much maligned "Queen Anne’s foot-stool" – the exterior of St. John, Smith Square – now a concert hall. Engraved by Joseph Skelton (1783-1871) from an original drawing (now in Westminster Public Library) 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 two lines of explanatory text.
Copper etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 205 x 234mm (approx. 8” x 9-1/4”). A couple of tiny marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/056.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. JOHN’S, WESTMINSTER.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : ST. JOHN’S, WESTMINSTER.

[London? : ca.1760]. An uncommon eighteenth-century view of Smith Square and the baroque church of St. John the Evangelist, built between 1713 and 1728 with its distinctive towers and cupolas.
Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 106 x 173mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 6-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. JOHN’S, WESTMINSTER.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : ST. JOHN’S, WESTMINSTER.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. An attractive small antique print – the baroque eighteenth-century church of St. John, Smith Square – now a concert hall. 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”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/088A.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. JOHN’S CHURCH, WESTMINSTER.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ST. JOHN’S CHURCH, WESTMINSTER.

London : Jones & Co., 1831. A handsome antique print – the "petrified monster" of the church of St. John, Smith Square – now a concert hall. Engraved by William Watkins (fl.1828-1881) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. From Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 100 x 147mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/112.

£25

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