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Print: Baxter - CL 165 The Houses of Parliament – used as an illustration to Baxter’s rare book his ‘Pictorial Key to the Great Exhibition’ and in Le Souvenir for 1852.  Also issued separately by Baxter priced at 1s


A view from the river with Westminster Abbey Towers in the background.  The new Houses of Parliament opened in 1852 and were erected after the original burned down in 1834.


The last trip of the Lord Mayor by barge to Westminster was on November 9th, 1856, so that State barges shown would be topical at the time


When in the book, under the prints is "Printed in Oil Colours by G. Baxter, the Inventor and Patentee." 


Courtney Lewis in 1924 states that “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. 


Date: 1851


Size (cm ht x w): 8 x 11.6 (print)


State: On original Red Seal Mount with gold border that has now been trimmed cutting the seal in half, over mounted in modern card. Pricing this as an unmounted copy


Condition: Very good colours, the colours are always quite subdued in this print, light toning to sky, please see images

The Houses of Parliament

SKU: 1756

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