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  LONDON 
 London Views 

SIMON, Thomas. [The Great Seal of Charles II, with a prospect of London]
The Great Seale of Charles II. 1660. London: George Vertue, 1753. 215 x 165mm. Trimmed within plate and mounted in Victorian album paper.
An engraving showing the Great Seal of England, used by Charles II after the Restoration, within an invented rococo border. It shows Charles on horseback before pre-Fire London. The maker of this seal (and others for Charles I, the two Lord Protectors and Charles II) was Thomas Simon (c.1623-65), chief engraver of the Royal Mint. This engraving by Vertue was published in 'The Medals, Coins, Great Seals and other Works of Thomas Simon'.
[Ref: 17418]    £375.00 ($488 • €431 rates)


SIMON, Thomas. [The Great Seal of Oliver Cromwell, with a prospect of London]
The Great Seal the Lord Protector, made by T. Simon. London: George Vertue, 1753. 210 x 150mm. Trimmed within plate and mounted in Victorian album paper.
An engraving showing the Great Seal of England, used by Oliver Cromwell during the Commonwealth, within an invented rococo border. It shows Cromwell on horseback before pre-Fire London. The maker of this seal (and others for Charles I, the two Lord Protectors and Charles II) was Thomas Simon (c.1623-65), chief engraver of the Royal Mint. This engraving by Vertue was published in 'The Medals, Coins, Great Seals and other Works of Thomas Simon'.
[Ref: 17419]    £375.00 ($488 • €431 rates)


SIMON, Thomas. [The Great Seal of Richard Cromwell, with a prospect of London]
The Great Seal the Lord Protector Richard. London: George Vertue, 1753. 210 x 150mm. Trimmed within plate and mounted in Victorian album paper.
An engraving showing the Great Seal of England, used by Richard Cromwell (son and briefly successor of Oliver Cromwell) at the end of the Commonwealth, within an invented rococo border. It shows Cromwell on horseback before pre-Fire London. The maker of this seal (and others for Charles I, the two Lord Protectors and Charles II) was Thomas Simon (c.1623-65), chief engraver of the Royal Mint. This engraving by Vertue was published in 'The Medals, Coins, Great Seals and other Works of Thomas Simon'.
[Ref: 17420]    £375.00 ($488 • €431 rates)


ROBERTSON, George. [A fine pair of Georgian prospects of London in ovals]
A North View of the Cities of London and Westminster, with Part of Highgate, taken from Hampstead Heath, near the Spaniards. [&] A South View of the Cities of London and Westminster, taken from Denmark Hall near Camberwell. London: John Boydell, 1779 & 1780. Pair of coloured engravings. Each c.605 x 480mm. Trimmed to platemarks, a few small repairs.
A beautiful pair of oval views of London, engraved by Daniel Lerpiniere after Robertson. The rustic scenes in the foreground emphasise how rural Hampstead and Camberwell were at the time: now both have been caught up in London's urban sprawl.
[Ref: 16909]    £4,000.00 ($5,200 • €4,600 rates)


DAYES, Edward. [A Georgian view of Hanover Square]
To the Right Honorable Francis Godolphin Marquis of Caermarthen, Baron Osborne &c. &c. This View of Hanover Square, from a Drawing in his Possession, Is with great respect inscribed by His Lordship's obedient & obliged Servants, Rob.t Pollard & Fra.s Jukes. London: Robert Pollard & Francis Jukes, 1789. Aquatint with line etching. Sheet 440 x 570mm.
A view of Hanover Square, looking south towards the St George's Church, with a mixture of pedestrians, riders and coaches braving the cobbblestones. Of particular interest is the 'high-flyer', a phæton carriage with the cab above the four horses pulling it. Behind railings the centre of the square is a simple lawn. Edward Dayes (1763-1804) was one of the leading topographical artists of the late eighteenth century. This was one of a series of four views of the great London squares, the others being Bloomsbury Square, Grosvenor Square and Queen Square. This aquatint was engraved and published by Robert Pollard and Francis Jukes. The original drawing mentioned in the title is now in the British Museum.
[Ref: 15523]    £1,200.00 ($1,560 • €1,380 rates)


DAYES, Edward. [A Georgian view of Grosvenor Square]
To the Right Honorable Earl Grosvenor &c. This View of Grosvenor Square Is with the greatest respect inscribed by His Lordship's obedient & obliged Servant Rob.t Pollard. London: Robert Pollard, 1789. Aquatint with line etching. Sheet 420 x 525mm. Vertical crease at centre, margins extended.
A view of Grosvenor Square, one of the great residential squares of London, enlivened by a group of street musicians. To the left a six-horse coach waits outside the Earl's own house. At the time of publication the American ambassador had already taken up residence in the square: John Adams, the first U.S. ambassador and second president, lived at No. 9 between 1786 and 1797. Edward Dayes (1763-1804) was one of the leading topographical artists of the late eighteenth century. This was one of a series of four views of the great London squares, the others being Bloomsbury Square, Hanover Square and Queen Square. This aquatint was engraved and published by Robert Pollard and Francis Jukes. The original drawing mentioned in the title is now in the British Museum.
[Ref: 15524]    £1,200.00 ($1,560 • €1,380 rates)


DAYES, Edward. [A Georgian view of Queen Square]
To the Ladies and Gentlemen Inhabitants This View of Queen Square Is with the greatest respect inscribed by their obedient & obliged Servants Rob.t Pollard. London: Robert Pollard, 1789. Aquatint with line etching, printed in blue and brown and hand finished. Sheet 450 x 550mm. Trimmed to plate, slight mount burn around image.
A view of Queen Square, Bloomsbury, looking north through undeveloped fields to Hampstead. On the left is St George's Church and Cosmo Place, on the corner of which is the house that is know 'The Queen's Larder'. The buildings on the east of the square have now been replaced, and now house two hospitals, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine. The garden in the centre is just lawn, with trees not yet planted. In the foreground pedestrians are being hassled by a flower-seller and a begging urchin. Edward Dayes (1763-1804) was one of the leading topographical artists of the late eighteenth century. This was one of a series of four views of the great London squares, the others being Bloomsbury Square, Grosvenor Square and Hanover Square. This aquatint was engraved Robert Pollard with aquatint added by Robert Dodd.
[Ref: 17010]    £1,200.00 ($1,560 • €1,380 rates)


BOWLES & CARVER. [Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's Church.]
A North West View of Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret's Church.The present Structure of St Peter's Westm. began to be built by K.Henry III in 1245 carried on by K.Henry VII. &c. - The West Front & Towers built by K.George II. 1735 from the design of Sir Christopher Wren. London, c. 1790. Coloured etching. 260 x 390mm.
View of Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's Church. Also depicts street activity including street trader, children playing (one with a hoop), a sedan chair and a beggar. Parallel titles in French beneath the image.
[Ref: 15405]    £400.00 ($520 • €460 rates)


FARINGTON, Joseph. [18th century view of Westminster from the Thames]
View of Westminster Bridge Including Westminster Hall and the Abbey. London, W.Byrne, 1790. Coloured aquatint with soft ground etching. 460 x 670mm. Two small tears in edges repaired.
A fine aquatint etched by Joseph Constantine Stadler after Joseph Farington. Taken from water level, Behind is Westminster Hall, the oldest building in the Palace of Westminster (completed 1097), and Westminster Abbey (begun in 1245, here showing the two western towers built by Nicholas Hawkesmoor 1722-45). Along the Thames are the Thames Watermen transporting cargo and passengers along the river. Joseph Farington (1747-1821) was a painter who is best remembered for his landscapes for John Boydell's 'History of the River Thames', which regarded as a landmark English colour-plate book. This print is on a far grander scale, allowing much finer detail.
[Ref: 13342]    £1,500.00 ($1,950 • €1,725 rates)


FARINGTON, Joseph. [18th century view of the city from the Thames]
View of Black-Friars Bridge, and St. Paul's Cathedral. London, W.Byrne, 1790. Coloured aquatintwith soft ground etching. 460 x 670mm.
A fine aquatint etched by Joseph Constantine Stadler after Joseph Farington, showing Blackfriars Bridge from water level, with St Paul's Cathedral towering above. The bridge is the one built by Robert Mylne using Portland stone, opened in 1769. Joseph Farington (1747-1821) was a painter who is best remembered for his landscapes for John Boydell's 'History of the River Thames', which regarded as a landmark English colour-plate book. This print is on a far grander scale, allowing much finer detail
[Ref: 13343]    £1,500.00 ($1,950 • €1,725 rates)


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