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ANTIQUE PRINT: ENTRANCE TO THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : ENTRANCE TO THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

[London : George Virtue, 1841]. A small antique print – the interior of the recently completed National Gallery to the north of Trafalgar Square. Originally produced for the part-work “London Interiors : A Grand National Exhibition” (London : 1841-1844).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 114 x 78 mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 3-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 195/001.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MORLEY’S HOTEL, AND THE NELSON COLUMN, TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : MORLEY’S HOTEL, AND THE NELSON COLUMN, TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON.

[London : 1860]. A small antique print – the famous old hotel that once stood on the site of South Africa House – with the freshly built column (finished in 1843). 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 86 x 108mm (approx. 3-3/8” x 4-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 186/045.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [TRAFALGAR SQUARE] NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : [TRAFALGAR SQUARE] NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE.

[London : 1878]. An antique print – a view of the south-east corner of Trafalgar Square – still at this time dominated by old Northumberland House – topped with the Percy lion now removed to Syon House – the grand ducal palace demolished after much protest to to make way for Northumberland Avenue in 1874. Originally produced as a supplementary presentation plate to the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 149 x 194mm (approx. 5-7/8” x 7-5/8”). Just a touch dusty, but otherwise in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [TRAFALGAR SQUARE] COMMENCEMENT OF THE DEMOLITION OF NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE.

MACLURE, Andrew & MACDONALD, Archibald Gray : [TRAFALGAR SQUARE] COMMENCEMENT OF THE DEMOLITION OF NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE.

[London : Cassell, 1878]. An antique print – a view of the south-east corner of Trafalgar Square – still at this time dominated by old Northumberland House – topped with the Percy lion now removed to Syon House – the grand ducal palace in the process of demolition to make way for Northumberland Avenue. Originally produced as a supplementary presentation plate to the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Lithograph on paper. Printed surface 135 x 201mm (approx. 5-3/8” x 7-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NATIONAL GALLERY – TRAFALGAR SQUARE.

NELSON & SONS, Thomas – publishers : NATIONAL GALLERY – TRAFALGAR SQUARE.

[London] : T. Nelson & Sons, [1889]. An attractive antique print – a sweeping view of Trafalgar Square from the south-west in the late nineteenth century. Originally produced for the Nelson "Chromo Views of London" series of views and view-books.
Chromolithograph on paper. Printed surface 79 x 121mm (approx. 3-1/8” x 4-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 213/021.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NELSON’S MONUMENT – TRAFALGAR SQUARE.

NELSON & SONS, Thomas – publishers : NELSON’S MONUMENT – TRAFALGAR SQUARE.

[London] : T. Nelson & Sons, [1889]. An attractive antique print – a sweeping view of Trafalgar Square from the north in the late nineteenth century. Originally produced for the Nelson “English Scenery” series of views and view-books.
Chromolithograph on paper. Printed surface 79 x 121mm (approx. 3-1/8” x 4-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE.

[London : E. T. Brain & Co., 1847]. A charming small antique print – Old Northumberland House, with its lion atop. 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).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 68 x 87mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-3/8”). A couple of tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/016B.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CHARING CROSS FROM NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE IN 1750.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : CHARING CROSS FROM NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE IN 1750.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An interesting antique print – the old Golden Cross coaching inn that used to stand at what is now the south-east corner of Trafalgar Square and the adjacent buildings. Engraved from a study (based on an earlier source) by William Henry Prior. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 143 x 210mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 8-1/4”). Text on verso. A few faint marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE MAP: TWO MAPS OF CHARING CROSS SO DISPLAYED THAT THE CHANGES CAUSED BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF TRAFALGAR SQUARE MAY BE CONVENIENTLY STUDIED.

SAYER, J.P. (John Pearson), 1901-1984 : TWO MAPS OF CHARING CROSS SO DISPLAYED THAT THE CHANGES CAUSED BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF TRAFALGAR SQUARE MAY BE CONVENIENTLY STUDIED.

[London : George Newnes], (1947). An attractive pictorial double-map, with historical notes, depicting the Charing Cross area both before and after the construction of Trafalgar Square, Northumberland Avenue, etc. The verso of the map bears a pictorial title and further footnotes on the area. Originally produced for the “Strand Magazine” – Jack Sayer produced a number of similar maps used as railway posters in the interwar years.
Coloured lithograph on paper. Printed surface 187 x 257mm (approx. 7-3/8” x 10-1/8”. Original vertical fold; a couple of small staple holes to fold, but otherwise in very good and clean state.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: IMPROVEMENTS, CHARING CROSS. TO THOS. HOPE ESQ: THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : IMPROVEMENTS, CHARING CROSS. TO THOS. HOPE ESQ: THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A pleasing antique print – the new buildings on the corner of Cockspur Street on the west side of what was to become Trafalgar Square. Engraved by Thomas Barber (fl.1818-1846) from an original drawing (now in the Westminster Archives) 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. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 99 x 152mm (approx. 4” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/073.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE NELSON COLUMN : TRAFALGAR SQUARE.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE NELSON COLUMN : TRAFALGAR SQUARE.

[London : 1860 (or earlier)]. A handsome antique print of the then recently erected Nelson’s Column (completed in 1843), with the National Gallery beyond. Engraved by C. Fenn (fl.1850-1877) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. 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. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 143 x 85mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 3-3/8”). Two small marks, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 186/026.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE NEW NATIONAL GALLERY, TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE NEW NATIONAL GALLERY, TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON.

[London : Jones & Co., 1836]. A handsome antique print – the National Gallery at the time of its opening, St. Martin in the Fields beyond – a view from the as yet unfinished Trafalgar Square. Engraved by William Wallis (fl.1816-1855) from an original drawing by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for Jones & Co.'s series of engraving "The National Gallery" (London : 1836).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 156 x 213mm (approx. 6-1/8” x 8-3/8”). A few faint marks and slight dustiness to blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE, CHARING CROSS.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE, CHARING CROSS.

London : Jones & Co., 1830. A charming antique print of what was soon to become the south-east corner of Trafalgar Square – the Blackheath Coach waits by the statue of Charles I, a horse-drawn London omnibus passes westwards in front of the old Golden Cross coaching inn, Northumberland House (demolished to make way for Northumberland Avenue in 1874) and the Strand visible beyond. Engraved by Thomas Barber (fl.1818-1840) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 107 x 156mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 6-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/092.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [TRAFALGAR SQUARE] THE KING’S MEWS, CHARING CROSS.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : [TRAFALGAR SQUARE] THE KING’S MEWS, CHARING CROSS.

[London : Jones & Co., 1830]. An elegant antique print – the main stable block of the old King’s Mews, built by William Kent in 1732 and here in its last days being used as a curious combination of store for public records (The National Repository) and as a Menagerie. In the foreground a man appears to be selling books from a table on the pavement. The Mews buildings were demolished in 1830 to make way for the laying out of Trafalgar Square – they stood on what is now the site of the National Gallery on the north side of the Square. 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 “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 105 x 166mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 6-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/013.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

WARREN, Charles : THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

[London : E. T. Brain & Co., 1847]. An attractive antique print – the recently built National Gallery and the north side of Trafalgar Square. Engraved by Albert Henry Payne from an original study by Charles Warren (fl.1833-1847). Originally produced for Payne’s “Illustrated London, or a Series of Views in the British Metropolis and its Vicinity” (London : 1846-1847).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 98 x 137mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 5-3/8”). Trimmed a little tight at foot, a few tiny marks to blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/010.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH FROM CHARING CROSS.

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.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 174 x 101mm (approx. 6-7/8” x 4”). A few tiny specks to blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 188/014.

£30

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