1414 The Houses of Parliament
Print: Baxter - CL 165 - Used on the title page of the incredibly rare book Baxter's Pictorial Key to the Great Exhibition also Le Souvenir pocket book for 1852 as well as being issued separately by Baxter when it was sold for 1s.
The new Houses of Parliament, erected after the burning of the old ones, were opened in 1852. The last trip of the Lord Mayor by barge to Westminster was on November 9th, 1856, so that the state barges shown would be more topical then than they appear now.
Courtney Lewis states “The print is generally rather faint in colour, but it is a delicate little picture and not often seen.”
It was produced from a plate and eight blocks.
Size (cm ht x w): 8 x 11.7
State: Unmounted – This was originally on a Red Seal Mount and has been removed. The cut out seal with title is included
Condition: Very good colours, paper residue on reverse, paper slightly thin bottom left corner. Some light marks to sky, please see image – priced accordingly