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ALLOM, Thomas, 1804-1872 : CLAYLANDS, THE SEAT OF MRS. FENTIMAN, BY WHOM THIS PLATE WAS PRESENTED.
Dorking : by & for Mrs. R. B. Ede, 1842. A handsome antique print – the house in unspoilt Surrey countryside. Claylands Road and Fentiman Road commemorate the site. Engraved by Henry Adlard (1799-1893) from an original study by Thomas Allom. Originally produced for the part-work “History of Surrey” (London : 1840-1848).
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[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : VAUXHALL BRIDGE FROM THAMES WALK.
[?London : ca.1825]. An attractive and uncommon antique print – a lithographic vignette view of Vauxhall Bridge, apparently from the north-west – some kind of boat-house in the foreground. Neither artist nor series have proved capable of identification.
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MARSHALL, Charles, 1806-1890 : VAUXHALL GARDENS.
[London : 1838 (or later)]. A charming antique print – a moonlit view of the celebrated pleasure grounds – an acrobatic display on stage, a fountain and an elegantly dressed throng of visitors. Engraved by Charles Mottram (1807-1876) from an original study by the landscape painter Charles Marshall. Originally produced for the part-work “Select Illustrated Topography of Thirty Miles Round London” (London : 1837-1838).
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[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : VAUXHALL BRIDGE.
[London : E. T. Brain & Co., 1847]. A pleasant small antique print – Vauxhall Bridge from the riverbank. Originally produced for Payne’s “Illustrated London, or a Series of Views in the British Metropolis and its Vicinity” (London : 1846-1847).
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PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : TRADESCANT’S HOUSE, SOUTH LAMBETH. (FROM PENNANT.)
[London : 1878 (or later)]. A charming antique print – the home of John Tradescant, father and son – and (next door) the home of Elias Ashmole. 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).
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PUGH, Edward, 1763-1813 : VAUXHALL, ON A GALA NIGHT.
London : Richard Phillips, 1804. A most attractive antique print – Vauxhall Gardens, crowds thronging around the brilliantly illuminated orchestra – couple stroll the arcades to either side. Gala nights were held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with admission at three shillings rather than the ordinary two. Engraved by Rhodes 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” (London : 1804).
SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : VAUXHALL BRIDGE, FROM MILL BANK.
[London : Jones & Co., 1829]. A most attractive antique print – Vauxhall Bridge from the east, men at work in a boatyard in the foreground, two men and a dog fishing from the bank, etc. Engraved by James Baylis Allen (1803-1876) from an original study 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).
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SIMPKINS, William : THIS PLAN OF VAUXHALL GARDENS IS PRESENTED BY G. R. BARRETT ESQ.R FOR THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF SURREY.
London : White & Cochrane, 1813. An interesting ground-plan of the celebrated place of resort, suggestive of the complex organisation of such pleasure-grounds in identifying not just the public rooms, walks and boxes, but also of “the transparency”, the stage for fireworks, the artists’ work-rooms, the ice-house, etc. Originally engraved by William Simpkins (fl.1784-1825) for Owen Manning and William Bray’s serially published “History and Antiquities of Surrey” (1804-1814).
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TOMBLESON, William : VAUXHALL BRIDGE.
London : Tombleson & Co., . A handsome antique print – Vauxhall Bridge from the west, men at work on an upturned boat in the foreground, a glimpse of Vauxhall to the south. The view is set with an elbaorate engraved border of trellis and roses. 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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