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[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : THE NEW BUILDINGS IN THE STRAND, CALLED THE ADELPHI, VIEWED FROM THE RIVER THAMES.
[London : Alexander Hogg, 1784]. A handsome antique print – the recently completed Adelphi Terrace designed by Robert Adam – a view from the Thames – the spire of St. Martin in the Fields in the distance. Originally produced for Hogg’s partwork publication “The New, Complete, and Universal History, Description and Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster” ostensibly written by “A Society of Gentlemen” and revised by William Thornton.
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PUGH, Edward, 1763-1813 : THE SOCIETY OF ARTS DISTRIBUTING ITS PREMIUMS.
London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive and unusual antique print – the (Royal) Society of Arts in formal session in the Great Room at John Adam Street. Some at least of the figures are drawn from the life – the Duke of Northumberland presides and presents a medal, flanked by the secretaries, Charles Taylor to his right and Thomas Taylor to his left; the Duchess of Northumberland and her daughters have seats of honour; the three standing figures are the managers with their white wands – (left to right) Mr Pearsal, Mr Tooke and Mr Gold. Above the assembly are three of the celebrated paintings by James Barry – the Olympic Games, the Triumph of Navigation (Father Thames drawn by nymphs), and the Society itself – with portraits of Lord Romney, William Shipley the founder, Mrs Montague, etc. Engraved by Isaac Taylor (1759-1829) 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).
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TAYLOR, Isaac, 1730-1807 : THE NEW BUILDINGS CALLED THE ADELPHI, VIEWED FROM THE RIVER.
[London : R. Baldwin], 1772. A good and sharply engraved antique print – the just completed Adelphi Terrace designed by Robert Adam. Engraved by Isaac Taylor and originally produced for John Noorthouck’s “A New History of London” (London : 1773).
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TOMBLESON, William : ADELPHI TERRACE.
London : Tombleson & Co., . A handsome antique print of the famous Adelphi Terrace as it stood before the construction of the Embankment pushed it back from the river front. The view has an engraved decorative border in vaguely Adam style. Engraved by Henry Winkles (1800-1860) from an original study by William Tombleson (fl.1824-1841). Originally published in the part-work series “Tombleson’s Views of the Thames and Medway” (London : 1833-1834).
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