Prints 

Current stock includes the following,

Teignmouth Bridge, from the Quay.This Bridge was Designed by and Executed under the direction of Roger Hopkins, Civil Engineer, &c.&c.&c. Published 1827.

Drawn by Strutt and engraved by C. Rosenberg 
Published by E. Croydon, June 5th. 1827, Public Library, Teignmouth.
Hand coloured aquatint, 265 x 360mm. 10½ x 14¼". Slight central crease. 
Scarce locally-published print of the first Shaldon Bridge, which crossed the estuary mouth of the River Teign at Teignmouth, Devon. Figures and cargo on quayside in foreground. The original bridge was owned by the Teignmouth and Shaldon Bridge Company and opened on 8 June 1827. It had 34 wooden arches and was 1,671 feet long, which made it the longest wooden bridge in England when built. It had abutment walls of a considerable length at either end, and a swing bridge at the Teignmouth end to allow sailing ships to pass up the estuary. It cost around £19,000 to build, but the overall expenditure was about £26,000 due to the costs of the necessary Act of Parliament and the purchase of the old ferry-rights. Toll houses were built at each end of the bridge, and the one on the Teignmouth side still survives. After only eleven years, on 27 June 1838 the centre arches of the bridge collapsed, the timbers being eaten through by shipworms. It was rebuilt in wood and reopened in 1840, but it partially collapsed again in 1893. The bridge was completely rebuilt between 1927 and 1931, using steel for the piers and main girders and concrete for most of the deck. 

 

Price £125.00  Sold

The Bath House Tunbridge Wells Engraving drawn by Amsinck 1809

Original hand coloured engraving drawn by Amsick and etched by letitia Byrne.

Published in Amsinck's famous work on Tunbridge Wells in 1809

Outside frame size 36.5 x 39cms

 

Price £45 

Doctor Syntax Presented at Court

Original Hand Coloured etching

Circa 1812

Approx image sixe 4.5 x 7.5 ins

Dr Syntax was a comic character created by William Combe and the cartoonist Thomas Rowlandson.

 

Price £35

Doctor Syntax at the Exhibition

Original Hand coloured etching

Circa 1812

Approx image size 4.5 x 7.5ins

Dr Syntax was a comic character created by William Combe and the cartoonist Thomas Rowlandson

 

Price £35 

The River Medway and Bridge at Tonbridge, Published by G Wise Circa 1810

Original antique engraving published by G wise in Tonbridge Circa 1810

Approx platemark sixe 3.5 x 5ins

 

Price £25

Sold

 

 

Ruins of Archiepiscopal Palace at Otford from Hasted's History of Kent C1790

Ruins of Archiepiscopal Palce at Otford

Engraving from Hasted's famous “History of Kent” published London       1778-99. Small foxing dot lower right alongside title.

Page size 9.5 x 14ins

 

Price 35 Sold

 

Tunbridge Priory Drawn by T Amsinck 1809 

Tunbridge Prriory drawn by Amsinck and engraved by Letitia Byrne

Published in Amsinck's famous book on Tunbridge Wells and Neighbourhood in London 1809

Platemark size 7.5 x 6 ins

 

Price £20 

 

La Promenade Du Soir Engraiving by Ingouf after Freudenberger

La Promenade Du Soir by Francois-Robert Ingouf after Sigmund Freudenberger

Hand tinted engraving

French 19th century impression of 18th century engraving

Back of the frame requires tidying up

Outside frame size 19 x 14ins

 

Price £45

 

Leaf from Devotional Circa 1500 

Leaf from Devotional Circa 1500

Text on back of leaf

Page size 11 x 7.5 ins

 

Price £25  Sold

Heenan Sayers Fight Antique Boxing Print First World Heavywight Contest in fine maple frame Circa 1860 

The Great Heenan Sayers Fight

A Faithful Picture of the Historic Contest at Farnborough on April 17th, 1860, with Portraits of the Celebrities who were present

Printed in America and now laid down on board

Framed in fantastic original maple frame. The rear of the frame now requires some minor restoration work

Outside frame size 19 x 24.5ins 

 

On April 18, 1860, the British heavyweight boxing champion, Tom Sayers, met T. J. Heenan of the USA in what was to be the first world heavyweight contest, and the last of the brutal bare-knuckle bouts under the rules of the Prize Ring.

 

The Times Online has an article about the first bare-knuckle world heavyweight contest including the following text:
The fight went to 42 rounds and lasted nearly two and a half hours. Each round ended only when there was a knock-down, with some dragging on, blow by vicious blow, for as long as 20 minutes. Sayers, at 5ft 8in, was six inches shorter than his opponent, and stones lighter. His right arm was thought to have been broken half way through the fight, but he fought on one-handed, and managed to blind Heenan with some deadly left-handed punches.

 

Price £225

 

BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR AND DEATH OF LORD VISCOUNT NELSON by W M Craig 

Original pen ink and watercolour wash by William Marshall Craig signed and dated 1807. This original artwork was most likely a preparatory drawing for an engraving, or book illustration.

Approx outside frame size 25.5 x 21.5cms

Approx image size 13 x 12 cms

 

William Marshall Craig (died 1827) was an English painter who exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1788 until 1827. Craig was drawing master to Princess Charlotte of Wales, miniature painter to the Duke and Duchess of York, and painter in watercolours to Queen Charlotte. Craig also excelled as a draughtsman, and as a book illustrator, and he published in 1821 'Lectures on Drawing, Painting, and Engraving.' 

 

Price £400 sold

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A View of Ironmongers Hall in Fenchurch Street by Robert Sayer Circa 1760

Original Hand coloured engraving published by Robert Sayer Circa 1760

 

Price £75

Second West York from Fores Yeomanry Costumes 1846

Hand coloured aquatint of Second West York published in Fores Yeomanry Costumes, 1846.

Painting by Martens presented to the Regiment by Captain Edwards

Three inch crease lower left and some mild foxing and damage in the sky.17 x 13ins (outside frame size)

 

Price £40.

Silhouette of The Rev John Maule Chaplain at the Chapel of the Royal Naval College (1773-1816).

John was born at Ecton in Northamptonshire and baptised at Huntingdon. He was educated at Charterhouse (1762) and Christ's College, Cambridge (1766). He obtained his B.A. in 1770 and his M.A. in 1775. He was ordained deacon at Lincoln on 24/02/1771. Curate of Pidley in Huntingdonshire on 25/02/1771. Priest on 14/06/1772. He was Chaplain of the Royal Chapel at Greenwich Hospital from 01/04/1773 until 04/02/1816. Rector of Little Wigborough in Essex in 06/04/1774. Appointed Chaplain to 4th. Earl of Sandwich, 1st. Lord of the Admiralty on 21/07/1774. Vicar of Horseheath, Cambridgeshire from 1776 to 1825. Chaplain to H.R.H. Duke of Kent 20/04/1799.

Joint author with John Cooke of "An Historical Account of the Royal Hospital for Seaman at Greenwich", published in London 1789. 

John died at Abbey St. Bath [the home of his son John] and was buried at St. James, Bath. I understand there is a memorial tablet to him at Horseheath.

 

Price £45

 

A View of Tonbridge From the Wells Road, Published by G Wise Circa 1810

Original antique engraving published by G Wise Circa 1810

Approx platemark size 3.5 x 5ins

 

Price £25 Sold

Tunbridge Priory 1806 

Tunbridge Castle, "now a barn", Kent

Hand coloured copper plate engraving from the Beauties of England and Wales. Published by Vernor Hood in 1806

page size 5 x 8.5ins

 

Price £15 

The Ancient Episcopal Palace of Bromley  belonging to the see of Rochester from Hasted's History of Kent 

The Ancient Episcopal Palace of Bromley

Engraving from Hasted's famous History of Kent published in London 1778-99.

Page size 9.5 x 15.5

 

Price £35 

La Coquette Fixee by Jacques Couche after Jean Honore Fragonard

La Coquette Fixee by Jacques Couche after Fragonard

Hand tinted engraving

French 19th century impression of 18th century engraving

Small loss to frame moulding lower left. Back of the frame requires tidying up

Otside frame size 19 x 14ins 

JPrice £45

Exeter Cathedral 

A South East View of the Cathedral Church of St Peter, Exeter

Hand coloured aquatint by W Davey 1792  

Laid on board and sold in old style Hogarth frame

Some staining and foxing

18 x 22 ins (outside frame size)

 

Price £95 

Exeter Cathedral 

A West View of the Cathedral Church of St Peter in Exeter.

Hand coloured aquatint by W Davey 1792  

Laid on board and sold in old Hogarth style frame.

Some staining and foxing

18 x 22ins (outside frame size)

 

Price £95

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