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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. SWITHIN, UNITED WITH ST. MARY BOTHAW.

CONEY, John, 1786-1833 : ST. SWITHIN, UNITED WITH ST. MARY BOTHAW.

London : J. Booth, 1812. A handsome antique print – the exterior of the now lost Wren church of St. Swithin on Cannon Street – the London Stone prominent in the foreground. Engraved by Joseph Skelton (1783-1871) from an original drawing (now in the British Museum) 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 several lines of explanatory text.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 282 x 176mm (approx. 11-1/8” x 7”). A few tiny marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/116.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. SWITHIN, UNITED WITH ST. MARY BOTHAW.

CONEY, John, 1786-1833 : ST. SWITHIN, UNITED WITH ST. MARY BOTHAW.

London : J. Booth, 1812. A handsome antique print – the exterior of the now lost Wren church of St. Swithin on Cannon Street – the London Stone prominent in the foreground. Engraved by Joseph Skelton (1785-1850) from an original drawing (now in the British Museum) 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 several lines of explanatory text.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 282 x 176mm (approx. 11-1/8” x 7”). A few tiny marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/116.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. SWITHIN’S CH. AND LONDON STONE, CANNON STREET.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : ST. SWITHIN’S CH. AND LONDON STONE, CANNON STREET.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A pleasant small antique print – Cannon Street and the old Wren church (destroyed in 1941) at the corner of St. Swithin’s Lane. 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 dating from 1852.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 67 x 86mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/080B.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. SWITHIN, LONDON STONE, CANNON STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ST. SWITHIN, LONDON STONE, CANNON STREET.

[London : Jones & Co., 1831]. A lively antique print – an animated view of Cannon Street busy with traffic and the old Wren church (destroyed in 1941) at the corner of St. Swithin’s Lane. The celebrated "London Stone" is clearly seen set in the wall of the church. Engraved by James Tingle (1801-1858) from an original pencil drawing (now in the Guildhall Library) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832)
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 96 x 148mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/136.

£30

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