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- Object: The Admiralty and Horse Guards, Westminster
View in St James's Park looking towards the Horse Guards from the Parade; two groups of three soldiers carrying drums in the park, others marching, a few figures strolling through park; illustration to the 'Select Views of London and its Environs'. 1805
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Height: 172 millimetres
Width: 208 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The illustrations for the 'Select Views of London and its Environs' were made by James Storer and John Greig, the text was written by William Herbert. The advertisement for the work tells us:
'The engravings will be executed, with the greatest care, by Messrs Storer and Greig, from original paintings and drawings, actually taken for the work, by artists of professional eminence, and upon a scale which will admit of making out the architectural parts of buildings with the utmost precision...
In apportioning the letter-press to the different plates, contained in each number, the importance of the object described will inariably form a criterion with regard to length ... It will frequently happen that the entire letter-press of a number, perhaps more, will be devoted to one plate ... The work, when bound in volumes, will form not merely a collection of engravings, but an interesting body of topography...
Interiors of buildings, from the labout necessary to be bestowed upon them, and their consequent great expence, are nearly strangers in topographical collections: arrangements have been made for the frequent introduction of such subjects: this will considerably enhance the charges of the publication, but we have no doubt it will extend its sale"
Adams records a total of 74 plates.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Select Views of London and its Environs
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