C1808

A View of the House of Lords: &c, &C

Artist:

Robert Laurie (1755-1836) & James Whittle (1757 - 1836)

Fine early engraving of the old House of Lords across Old Palace Yard.

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S/N: BI-1808-LW-FN–218020
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Full Title:

A View of the House of Lords: &c, &C

Date:

C1808

Artist:

Robert Laurie (1755-1836) & James Whittle (1757 - 1836)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

415mm 
x 285mm
AUTHENTICITY
A View of the House of Lords: &c, &C - Antique Print from 1808

Genuine antique
dated:

1808

Description:

Fine early engraving of the old House of Lords across Old Palace Yard.

Biography:

Robert Laurie (1755-1836)

Born in London son of Robert and Ann Lowry (he sometimes used this name early in his career). In 1770 the Society of Arts awarded him a silver platter for a drawing, and in 1775 and 1776 premiums of five and ten guineas for patterns for calico printing. In 1776 he was given an award of thirty guineas for disclosing a new method of printing mezzo tints in colour. He worked independently for a few years before returning to work with Robert Sayer. In 1794 he took over the business, acquiring the entire stock for £5,000, in partnership with James Whittle.

James Whittle (1757-1818)

Whittle worked for Robert Sayer and became his junior partner, with Robert Laurie, asSayer & Co,in 1790 subsequently becoming successor in partnership with Laurie.

 

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