Grocers Hall Poultry London antique print

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Grocers Hall. Antique print of the Livery Hall of the Worshipful Company of Grocers, Poultry, in the City of London. Steel engraving published 1830. Print supplied mounted to 10×8 inches (ready to frame) in conservation quality ‘antique white’ mountboard. Engraved area approx. 6×4 inches. Price shown is ex VAT.

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Grocers Hall. Antique print of the Livery Hall of the Worshipful Company of Grocers, Poultry, in the City of London. This steel engraving of the Grocers Hall, is an original antique print by Thomas H. Shepherd. Thomas Hosmer Shepherd was the brother of topographical artist George “Sidney” Shepherd. Thomas was employed to illustrate architecture in London, and later Edinburgh, Bath and Bristol together with other cities in the united Kingdom. His paintings were the basis for steel engravings in many books. Shepherd’s work, mostly topographical, is characterized by an attention to detail, along with lifelike scenes that contained people, carriages and horses. His first acclaim came with ‘Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century,’ a publication of modern London architecture commissioned by Jones & Co. He worked mostly for Frederick Crace, who employed him to paint old London buildings prior to their demolition, with much of the work surviving in the Crace collection at the British Museum. The sub-title of Metropolitan Improvements reads, ‘a series of views of the new and most interesting objects’ in the British Metropolis & Its Vicinity: from Original Drawings by Mr Thos. H. Shepherd, with historical, topographical and critical illustrations.’ Thanks to Wikipedia for much of the above information concerning Grocers Hall.

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