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ANTIQUE PRINT: BETHLEM HOSPITAL : CAT’S & DOG’S MEAT!

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : BETHLEM HOSPITAL : CAT’S & DOG’S MEAT!

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An interesting and uncommon antique print – a woman with her barrow offers horse-meat and tripe for pet-food – “the most disagreeable and offensive commodity cried for sale in London”. Behind the barrow is the entrance to Bedlam – the old lunatic asylum at Moorfields (the site of the modern Finsbury Circus) – the building modelled (much to the annoyance of the French) on the Tuilleries. 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” (London : 1804), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Etching, aquatint, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 132 x 101mm (approx. 5-1/8” x 4”). A few faint marks to blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/030.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BILLINSGATE [sic] : MACKEREL.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : BILLINSGATE [sic] : MACKEREL.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive antique print – a woman hawker sets out from Billingsgate to cry her basket of mackerel through the streets. Mackerel were more plentiful between May and July than any other type of fish in London at this time and were even allowed to be sold on a Sunday, as long as they were landed before the commencement of divine service. 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” (London : 1804), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Aquatint, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 132 x 102mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). A few trifling marks to outer blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/041.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BLACKFRYARS BRIDGE : A POOR SWEEP, SIR!

[CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829] : BLACKFRYARS BRIDGE : A POOR SWEEP, SIR!

[London : Richard Phillips, 1804]. A most attractive antique print – a boy crossing-sweeper solicits a halfpenny on Blackfriars Bridge – St. Paul’s looms beyond. 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” (London : 1804), and here in the later state with the plain double-rule border.
Etching, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface 117 x 79mm (approx. 4-5/8” x 3-1/8”). Some marks and specks to blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/046.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CAVENDISH SQUARE : MILK BELOW!

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : CAVENDISH SQUARE : MILK BELOW!

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive and unusual antique print – a milkmaid with her yoke and tin pails delivers the milk to Cavendish Square – “these are, almost universally, Welsh girls, whose uncommon strength and hardiness of constitution peculiarly fit them for an employment of such great labour and constant exposure to the inclemencies of the weather”. 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), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Etching, aquatint, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 135 x 104mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4-1/8”). A few faint specks to outer blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/043.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CHARING CROSS : DOOR MATS.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : CHARING CROSS : DOOR MATS.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An unusual antique print – an itinerant seller of door-mats and table-mats made of rope or rush cries his wares. Beyond him at Charing Cross are the equestrian statue Charles I and the corner of Northumberland House. 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” (London : 1804), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Aquatint, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 132 x 102mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/033.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: COVENT GARDEN : STRAWBERRIES.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : COVENT GARDEN : STRAWBERRIES.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. A charming antique print – an itinerant strawberry-girl cries her wares in the heart of Covent Garden Market in the June strawberry season. She offers them from her basket by the plaited pottle – the general price was seven-pence price per pottle, with a penny back for the return of the pottle. 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), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Aquatint, etching, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 139 x 107mm (approx. 5-1/2” x 4-1/4”). A few very faint marks to outer blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/053.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: FITZROY SQUARE : OLD CLOTHES!

[CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829] : FITZROY SQUARE : OLD CLOTHES!

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An interesting and uncommon antique print – an itinerant Jewish dealer in second-hand clothes does his morning round of the still not completed Fitzroy Square. The clothes (bought mainly from servants who were allowed cast-offs as perquisites) were taken to the daily Rag Fair in Rosemary Lane which commenced at noon. 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” (London : 1804), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Etching, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 132 x 100mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). A couple of marks to borders, but the image in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/045.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: FOUNDLING HOSPITAL : SWEEP SOOT O.

[CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829] : FOUNDLING HOSPITAL : SWEEP SOOT O.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An interesting and uncommon antique print – a diminutive chimney-sweep, brush in hand, bag of soot on back, outside the Foundling Hospital in Guilford Street. The greater part of the profit arose from the sale of the soot for manure. The brass plate on the boy’s cap had boldly engraved upon it the name and address of his master – an early measure intended to promote the more humane treatment of these orphan boys from the workhouse. 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), and here in the later state with the plain double-rule border.
Etching, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface 118 x 82mm (approx. 4-5/8” x 3-1/4”). A few slight marks to blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/030.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: HANOVER SQUARE : WATER CRESSES.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : HANOVER SQUARE : WATER CRESSES.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive and unusual antique print – a street-vendor cries his water-cress at a penny a bunch in Hanover Square. The large house behind him is the town-house of Lord Harewood. 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), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Etching, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 137 x 102mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/054.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE MANSION HOUSE : MATCHES.

[CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829] : THE MANSION HOUSE : MATCHES.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An interesting antique print – an ill-shod itinerant match-boy sells bundles of matches for a penny across the street from the Mansion House. The match-sellers were thought to be among the poorest of the poor, subsisting more on charity than profit – they “generally sing a kind of song, and sell and beg alternately”. 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” (London : 1804), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Etching, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 131 x 98mm (approx. 5-1/8” x 3-7/8”). A few tiny specks to outer blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/042.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL : NEW POTATOES.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL : NEW POTATOES.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive and unusual antique print – late June or early July in London and a street-crier with her barrow offers new potatoes at three-halfpence or a penny a pound. Behind her is the the Middlesex Hospital – the county hospital at the top of Berners Street, built in 1755. 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), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Etching and line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 131 x 102mm (approx. 5-1/8” x 4”). Some faint marking to outer blank margins, but the image in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/044.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEW CHURCH STRAND : DUST O!

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : NEW CHURCH STRAND : DUST O!

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. A charming antique print – the dust-man rings his bell and cries out for the citizens to bring out their dust, ashes, cinders and refuse. Beyond his dust-cart is St. Mary-le-Strand. Everything was recycled – ashes sold for manure, cinders for fuel, bones to the burning-houses, and this daily service was entirely paid for from the proceeds – Londoners were not charged a penny. Engraved by Edward Edwards (1738-1806) 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” (London : 1804), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Etching and line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 132 x 102mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). A couple of minor marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/034.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEWGATE : GREEN HASTEDS!

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : NEWGATE : GREEN HASTEDS!

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive and unusual antique print – a barrow boy sells ‘hasteds’ (or more usually ‘hastens’) outside the grim walls of Newgate Gaol. Hastens were strictly speaking the earliest variety of green pea to come into season – and those forced in hothouses to be the first of the summer commanded a premium price – but the name was also used indiscriminately by the barrow-boys to cover the cheaper and more plentiful later varieties. 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” (London : 1804), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Aquatint, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 132 x 102mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). A few trifling marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/035.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: PANTHEON : HOT SPICED GINGERBREAD.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : PANTHEON : HOT SPICED GINGERBREAD.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive and uncommon antique print – the gingerbread-man outside the Pantheon on Oxford Street, originally built in 1772 as a “winter Ranelagh” – an indoor pleasure resort. This particular gingerbread-man was a familiar figure, his flat cakes of gingerbread at one halfpenny each “well made, well baked, and kept extremely hot”. This was a winter delicacy – in the summer season he sold Banbury Cakes. 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), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Etching and line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 131 x 101mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). A couple of tiny marks to borders, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/038.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: PORTLAND PLACE : RABBITS.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : PORTLAND PLACE : RABBITS.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive and unusual antique print – a street-crier offers rabbits for eating in Portland Place – then a fashionable street on the northern perimeter of town, with views across open country to the hills of Harrow, Hampstead and Highgate. 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), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Etching, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 134 x 103mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4-1/8”). A few faint marks and spots to outer blank margins, but the image in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/047.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: PORTMAN SQUARE : BRICK DUST.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : PORTMAN SQUARE : BRICK DUST.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive and unusual antique print – a street-crier with his ass sells brick-dust in Portman Square. The dust, which cost a penny a quart, was used for cleaning knives. The large house at the centre in the background is the town-house of the Duke of Athol, flanked by Montague House (of Blue Stocking Club fame) and the residence of Hamilton Nesbitt, where Lord Elgin’s antiquities were at that time housed. 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), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Etching, aquatint, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 131 x 100mm (approx. 5-1/8” x 3-7/8”). A few faint marks to outer blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/028.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: RUSSELL SQUARE : RHUBARB!

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : RUSSELL SQUARE : RHUBARB!

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. A charming antique print – an itinerant street-seller sells rhubarb for medicinal purposes from the corner of Guilford Street, Russell Square. The Turk, in his distinctive turban, baggy trousers and mustachios, was a familar figure in the area for many years, selling nothing other than rhubarb and “as his drug has been found to be of the most genuine quality, the sale affords him a comfortable livelihood”. Engraved by Edward Edwards (1738-1806) 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” (London : 1804), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Etching, aquatint, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule border) 135 x 104mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4-1/8”). Small and faint spot in sky, a couple more to blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/048.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SHOREDITCH CHURCH : HAIR BROOMS.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : SHOREDITCH CHURCH : HAIR BROOMS.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive antique print – in front of St. Leonard’s Shoreditch an itinerant turner cries his brooms, brushes, bowls, a sieve and even a clothes-horse. 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), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Etching, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 134 x 104mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4-1/8”). One tiny spot, a few small specks to outer blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/036.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SMITHFIELD : BELLOWS TO MEND.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : SMITHFIELD : BELLOWS TO MEND.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive and unusual antique print – an itinerant bellows-mender carries his equipment in a leather bag on his back through Smithfield – it is hay-market day at Smithfield and so either a Tuesday or a Thursday. 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), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Etching and line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 132 x 101mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). A few faint marks to margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/027.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SOHO SQUARE : CHAIRS TO MEND.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : SOHO SQUARE : CHAIRS TO MEND.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive antique print – outside a wine-merchant’s premises in Soho Square a young woman with a baby in a sling holds a bundle of rushes. Her partner would be at work mending the rush-chairs of the local residents. 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), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Aquatint, etching and line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 136 x 108mm (approx. 5-3/8” x 4-1/4”). A few faint marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/031.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SOMERSET HOUSE : SLIPPERS.

[CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829] : SOMERSET HOUSE : SLIPPERS.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. A charming antique print – an itinerant street vendor sells brightly-coloured morocco slippers by the west side of the Strand entrance to Somerset House. Wearing his national dress, this “venerable Turk” had been a familiar figure on the Strand, Cheapside and Cornhill for many years – respected for not harrying his potential customers, but simply showing his slippers. His prices ranged from one shilling and sixpence to two shillings per pair. The window to his left was that of the Royal Academy, then quartered at Somerset House. 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), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Aquatint, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 132 x 100mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). Faint mark to outer blank margin, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/051.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. GILES’S CHURCH : SAND O!

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : ST. GILES’S CHURCH : SAND O!

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive and unusual antique print – the sand-man and his barrow outside the church of St. Giles in the Fields. The sand was sold for cleaning kitchen utensils and strewing on the floor to protect the floorboards – “a carpet of small expense and easy to be renewed”. White sand cost five farthings a peck, but red sand was twice as much. 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), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Etching, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple rule outer border) 131 x 100mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). A few tiny marks and spots, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/049.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. JAMES’S PLACE : CHERRIES.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : ST. JAMES’S PLACE : CHERRIES.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. A charming antique print – a barrow-woman cries her cherries in front of St. James’s Palace. The cherries sold on the streets were usually the plentiful Kentish variety, followed in the summer season by the small black cherries known as blackaroons. The cry was usually “Cherries, Full Weight” – the scales seen above the barrow were notoriously unreliable. Other and more expensive varieties like the early season May Duke could only be had from the markets and shops. 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” (London : 1804), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Aquatint, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 130 x 102mm (approx. 5-1/8” x 4”). A couple of minor marks to outer blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/032.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH : HOTLOAVES.

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), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Etching, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 133 x 103mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). A few faint flecks and spots to outer margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/037.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: STRATFORD PLACE : BAKING OR BOILING APPLES.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : STRATFORD PLACE : BAKING OR BOILING APPLES.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive and uncommon antique print – an itinerant apple-seller with her barrow cries her wares in Stratford Place off Oxford Street. The apples were sold by the pennyworth in summer and could be had roasted on charcoal in the 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), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Etching, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 133 x 101mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). A couple of tiny marks to borders, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/024.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: TABARTS JUVENILE LIBRARY : BAND BOXES.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : TABARTS JUVENILE LIBRARY : BAND BOXES.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. A most attractive and unusual antique print – an itinerant seller of gaily-coloured band-boxes, manufactured by himself and his family, the cheaper ones made from paste-board, the more expensive from deal and furnished with locks and keys. Behind him is the well-known children’s bookshop of Benjamin Tabart at 157 New Bond Street (on the corner of Grafton Street). 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), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Etching, aquatint, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 133 x 104mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4-1/8”). A few tiny spots and specks to outer blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/025.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: TEMPLE BAR : LAVENDER.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : TEMPLE BAR : LAVENDER.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive and unusual antique print – “Six bunches a penny sweet lavender” was the cry – the lavender was placed among freshly-washed linen to overcome the pungent smell of contemporary soap. Behind the lavender-girl is the City-side of Temple Bar, with its statues of James II and Anne of Denmark – and to the left is the entrance to the Middle Temple. 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), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Etching, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 133 x 102mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). A few very faint marks to outer blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/040.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THEATRE DRURY LANE : BUY A BILL OF THE PLAY.

[CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829] : THEATRE DRURY LANE : BUY A BILL OF THE PLAY.

[London : Richard Phillips, 1804]. An attractive antique print – a crier of play-bills outside the Drury Lane Theatre. She also carries a basket of fruit and what are probably nuts – the buyer of half a dozen oranges would have had the penny play-bill for free. 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), and here in the later state with the plain double-rule border.
Etching and line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface 120 x 83mm (approx. 4-3/4” x 3-1/4”). A few slight specks to blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/029.

£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), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Etching, 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: WHITFIELD’S TABERNACLE : BASKETS!

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : WHITFIELD’S TABERNACLE : BASKETS!

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive and unusual antique print – an itinerant street-seller sells his rush and osier baskets in Tabernacle Street, just north of Finsbury Square. Behind him is George Whitefield’s octagonal Methodist chapel, at the corner of Leonard Street. 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), and here in the earlier state with the more elaborate border.
Line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 132 x 101mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). A few faint marks and minor discolourations, but overall in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/026.

£40

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