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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 ($499 • €423 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 ($499 • €423 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 ($499 • €423 rates)


BOYDELL, John. [A prospect of London after Wenceslaus Hollar]
A View of London as it was in the Year 1647... London: Boydell, 1756. Coloured. 300 x 950mm.
A magnificent view of pre-fire London, taken from the roof of St Mary Overy and based on that of Wenceslas Hollar. John Boydell (1720-1804), was a publisher who helped alter the trade imbalance between Britain and France in engravings and initiated a British tradition of engraving. Boydell also found time to be alderman of Cheap Ward in 1782, master of the Stationers' Company in 1783, sheriff of London in 1785, and eventually Lord Mayor of London in 1790.
[Ref: 17808]    £3,000.00 ($3,990 • €3,384 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 ($5,320 • €4,512 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.
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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.
This item is currently on reserve


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 ($1,995 • €1,692 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 ($1,995 • €1,692 rates)


ANDERSON, W. [A prospect of the newly-opened Waterloo Bridge designed by John Rennie]
A View of the Waterloo Bridge, from the design of John Rennie Esq. F.R.S. and Engineer to the company. London, 1822.. Aquatint with original colour, margins coloured to mimic the presentation of a watercolour. 435 x 815mm. A long crease near margin on the right side.
A view of the first Waterloo Bridge, designed by John Rennie and completed 1817. It looks east towards the City of London, with a skyline dominated by St Paul's Cathedral. Even today the view of the City from Waterloo Bridge is regarded as the best from ground level.
[Ref: 9966]    £2,500.00 ($3,325 • €2,820 rates)


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