Antique Print-A CURIOUS PUMP-LEATHERSELLERS’ HALL-LONDON-MERMAID-Smith-1791

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A curious pump (?) – This original antique print shows a view of an elaborately decorated pump in the yard of Leathersellers’ Hall; a half length sculpture of a mermaid holding her breasts at top of pump, armous designs and other figures around centre of pump; illustration to Smith’s ‘Antiquities of London’.

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‘A curious pump (?)’

Copperplate engraving/etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 17,3 x 23 cm. (6,8 x 9,1 inch). Image size: 16 x 21,6 cm. (6,3 x 8,5 inch).

Published by N. Smith in London, dated 1791.

Made by ‘John Thomas Smith’ after ‘Anonymous’. John Thomas Smith also known as Antiquity Smith (1766?1833) was an English painter, engraver and antiquarian.

Condition: Good, given age. Paper partly thin, mostly visible on verso. Edges with a few tiny tears, not affecting image; backed. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Keywords: A CURIOUS PUMP-LEATHERSELLERS’ HALL-LONDON-MERMAID

RBOS-A2-29

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Dimensions 23 × 17 × 1 cm

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