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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF WHITEHALL

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ADMIRALTY. WHITEHALL.

BROWN, John C., 1805-1866 : THE ADMIRALTY. WHITEHALL.

London : Read & Co., [1855]. A delightful antique print – the Admiralty behind its graceful Adam screen, mounted soldiers, pedestrians, etc., in the foreground. Engraved by William Alexander le Petit (1804?-1896) from an original study by the Scottish artist John C. Brown. Originally produced for the scarce part-work series generally known as “The World’s Metropolis, or Mighty London, Illustrated by a Series of Views Beautifully Engraved on Steel” (London : 1851-1855).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 178 x 233mm (approx. 7” x 9-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 213/075.

£125

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ANTIQUE MAP : HORSE GUARDS.

[CLARK, Thomas] : HORSE GUARDS.

[London : 1837 (but later)]. A very attractive antique print – The Horse Guards from the Parade – guardsmen on horse and on foot rehearse their drills. Engraved by John Woods (fl.1835-1855) from an original study by Thomas Clark (fl.1831-1855). Originally produced for Woods’ "History of London: Illustrated by Views in London and Westminster", first published in parts 1837-1838 and subsequently reissued until 1860 in various guises.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 115 x 149mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 188/027.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: WHITE HALL : KNIVES TO GRIND.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : WHITE HALL : KNIVES TO GRIND.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. A charming antique print – an itinerant knife-grinder plies his trade outside the Banqueting House on Whitehall. He would charge a penny for a pen-knife and perhaps two shillings a dozen for table-knives. 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).
Line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 132 x 100mm (approx. 5-1/8” x 4”). A couple of tiny specks to outer blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/039.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: PARLIAMENT STREET – BOARD OF TRADE – TREASURY AND WHITEHALL – THE KING GOING TO THE HOUSE.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : PARLIAMENT STREET – BOARD OF TRADE – TREASURY AND WHITEHALL – THE KING GOING TO THE HOUSE.

[London : Charles Knight, 1837]. An antique print of Whitehall – an animated scene with the Treasury buildings to the left – crowds cheering the royal carriage as it passes by. One of a series of London views that appeared in the popular old “Penny Magazine” in 1837 under the general title “A Looking Glass for London”.
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 101 x 146mm (approx. 4” x 5-3/4”). Slight show-through of text on verso, otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SCOTLAND YARD, ABOUT 1720.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : SCOTLAND YARD, ABOUT 1720.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A pleasant antique print – the precincts of Whitehall Palace known as Scotland Yard as they stood in the early eighteenth-century. Engraved by John Arthur Quartley (1818?-1895) from an original 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 144 x 208mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 8-1/8”). Text on verso. A couple of slight marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: WHITEHALL, LOOKING TOWARDS THE HOLBEIN GATEWAY. (FROM A VIEW BY MAURER, 1753.)

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : WHITEHALL, LOOKING TOWARDS THE HOLBEIN GATEWAY. (FROM A VIEW BY MAURER, 1753.)

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive antique print – old Whitehall and the so-called Holbein Gateway, removed in the eighteenth century to widen the road for traffic. Engraved by Joseph Swain (1820-1909) from a study by William Henry Prior, itself based on on eighteenth-century view by John Maurer (fl.1720-1754). 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. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ADMIRALTY, THE WAR OFFICE, & THE TREASURY.

PUGH, Edward, 1763-1813 : THE ADMIRALTY, THE WAR OFFICE, & THE TREASURY.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. A most attractive antique print – a view from a Horse Guards Parade flowing with soldiers and citizens – with the Horse Guards (here called the War Office) at the centre, Lord Melbourne’s town-house to its right, with the Treasury and the walled garden of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s house. To the left of the plate are the tower and spire of St. Martin in the Fields, the Admiralty with its telegraph apparatus on the roof, and the house of the First Lord. Engraved by John Pass (fl.1796-1829) from an original study by Edward Pugh, and originally produced for Phillips’ part-work “Modern London : Being the History and Present State of the British Metropolis” (1804).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 134 x 184mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 7-1/4”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/008.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SCOTLAND YARD.

ROOKER, Michael Angelo, 1743-1801 : SCOTLAND YARD.

London : J. Stratford, 1808. An interesting early nineteenth-century antique print of old Scotland Yard, with part of the Banqueting House to the left. Engraved by Ambrose William Warren (1780-1856) from an original study by Michael Angelo Rooker. Originally produced for the part-work by “Dr David Hughson” [David Pugh] known as “London; Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis” (1805-1809).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 111 x 161mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 6-3/8”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ADMIRALTY, PARLIAMENT STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE ADMIRALTY, PARLIAMENT STREET.

London : Jones & Co., 1830. A handsome antique print – an attractive view of the Admiralty – the Blackheath and Greenwich coach waiting to depart. Engraved by James Tingle (1801-1858) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From 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 111 x 171mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 6-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/014.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BANQUETING HOUSE, WHITEHALL.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : BANQUETING HOUSE, WHITEHALL.

London : Jones & Co., 1829. A very pleasant antique print of the Inigo Jones Banqueting House in Whitehall. Engraved by the gifted William Wallis (b.1796 fl.1816-1855) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century century London. From 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 98 x 145mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 5-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/004.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MELBOURNE HOUSE, AND PART OF THE OLD TREASURY, WHITEHALL.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : MELBOURNE HOUSE, AND PART OF THE OLD TREASURY, WHITEHALL.

London : Jones & Co., [1831]. A pleasant antique print – Melbourne House (now Dover House – the home of the Scottish Office since 1885) and Whitehall in the early nineteenth century. Engraved by Charles Mottram (1807-1876) from an original study (now in the Museum of London) 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 105 x 151mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/168.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE NEW TREASURY, WHITEHALL. TO JOHN SOANE ESQR. F.R.S. F.S.A. &C. THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE NEW TREASURY, WHITEHALL. TO JOHN SOANE ESQR. F.R.S. F.S.A. &C. THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. An elegant antique print of the Treasury as rebuilt by Soane between 1824 and 1827 – Whitehall busy with mounted soldiers, a coach and pair, etc. Engraved by M. Fox from an original study (now in the GLC Collection) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for Shepherd’s partwork series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 99 x 150mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/064.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [WHITEHALL GARDENS] RESIDENCE OF THE LATE SIR ROBERT PEEL, BART.

[SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864] : [WHITEHALL GARDENS] RESIDENCE OF THE LATE SIR ROBERT PEEL, BART.

[London : Read & Co., 1851]. An attractive antique print – a vignette view of the bow-fronted house at No. 4 Whitehall Gardens, to the rear of the Banqueting House, where Sir Robert Peel lived both during his premiership and until his death in 1850. Engraved from original studies (now in the British Museum and Westminster Public Library) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for the part-work series generally known as “The World’s Metropolis, or Mighty London, Illustrated by a Series of Views Beautifully Engraved on Steel” (London : 1851-1855).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 178 x 191mm (approx. 6-3/8” x 7-1/2”). A few faint marks to outer blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 213/000.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: RICHMOND TERRACE, WHITEHALL. TO R. WILMOT HORTON ESQ: M.P. &C &C. THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : RICHMOND TERRACE, WHITEHALL. TO R. WILMOT HORTON ESQ: M.P. &C &C. THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

London : Jones & Co., 1827. A charming antique print – the graceful terrace built by Thomas Chawner between 1822 and 1825. Engraved by Major Samuel Barenger (1776-1837) from an original study 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).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 98 x 151mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/038.

£25

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