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CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH : HOTLOAVES.
London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive and unusual antique print – a muffin-man cries his wares and rings his bell as he passes the steps and pillars of St. Martin in the Fields – hot penny-loaves for breakfast and tea in summer – muffins and crumpets in winter. 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).
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[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : ST. MARTIN’S LANE, 1820.
[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive antique print giving a view of the bustling early nineteenth-century thoroughfare. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
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SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE NEW OPENING TO ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH. FROM PALL MALL EAST.
[London : Jones & Co., 1829]. A handsome antique print – a view along what is now the north side of Trafalgar Square to St. Martin in the Fields, with the old King’s Mews (on the site of the National Gallery) to the left and the portico of the College of Physicians to the right. The street teems with carriages and pedestrians. Engraved by Henry Winsor Bond (1804-1881) from an original pencil drawing (now in Westminster Public Library) 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).
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WOODS, John : ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH FROM CHARING CROSS.
[London : W. S. Orr, 1838]. An attractive antique print of the east side of Trafalgar Square, with some Dickensian figures in the foreground (probably drawn by Hablot Knight Browne (1815-1882), who is known to have worked on this series of prints), with St. Martin in the Fields and the old Morley’s Hotel. Engraved by John Woods (fl.1835-1855) and originally produced for Woods’ “History of London : Illustrated by Views in London and Westminster”, first published in parts 1837-1838.
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