C1890

London / London 1890

Two early panoramic views of London on the one sheet, the top one showing the city in 1625 and the lower view in 1890. The top view is based on Claes Jansz Visscher’s very rare woodcut panorama which was originally … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

London / London 1890

Date:

C1890

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued. Laid on archival linen.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

1035mm 
x 380mm

Paper Size: 

1105mm 
x 423mm
AUTHENTICITY
London / London 1890 - Antique View from 1890

Genuine antique
dated:

1890

Description:

Two early panoramic views of London on the one sheet, the top one showing the city in 1625 and the lower view in 1890.

The top view is based on Claes Jansz Visscher’s very rare woodcut panorama which was originally issued in 1625 on four sheets. The view is taken from the south bank of the Thames, with the old St Paul’s Cathedral and London Bridge dominating the skyline and extending from Garden Stairs in the west to St Olaf’s in the east. Title banner and coats of arms in the sky, numerous large ships in the Pool of London, and smaller water craft on the rest of the Thames.

The lower view by Henry William Brewster showing the city in 1890 with St Paul’s Cathedral, Waterloo Bridge, Shot Tower, Blackfriars Bridge, Southwark Bridge, Borough Market, St Saviour’s Church, London Bridge, St Olave’s Church, Guy’s Hospital, London Bridge Station, St Katharine’s Docks, Tower Bridge, Tower London, Custom House, Billingsgate, Monument, Fishmonger’s Hall, Royal Exchange, Bow Church, Temple and Somerset House.

From the original edition of The Graphic.

 

 

Collections:
National Maritime Museum Greenwich: Object ID PAH6086

Claes Janszoon Visscher (1587 - 1652)

Visscher was a Dutch engraver, mapmaker, and publisher also known as Nicolas Joannes Piscator or Nicolas Joannis Visscher II, after his father who lived ca. 1550–1612. He learned the art of etching and printing from his father, and helped grow the family printing and mapmaking business to one of the largest in his time. His son Nicolaes Visscher I (1618–1679), and his grandson Nicolaes Visscher II (1649–1702) were also mapmakers in Amsterdam. The trademark of the Visschers was a fisherman, after their name (Latin nickname Piscator). A small fisherman would be strategically placed somewhere near water. If the subject was a landscape without a stream or pond, then often a figure walking with a fishing rod can be seen.

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Henry William Brewer (1836 - 1902)

Brewer was an English artist who is best known for his ‘birds-eye views’ of cities.

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