Cries Of London [England]. After Francis Wheatley, Brit.
Cries Of London [England]
Cries Of London [England]
Cries Of London [England]
Cries Of London [England]
Cries Of London [England]
Cries Of London [England]
Cries Of London [England]
Cries Of London [England]
Cries Of London [England]
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Cries Of London [England]

1793-1796. Twelve stipple engravings bound in a folio, artist, engraver and titles in English and French, some with plate number, publisher and date in plate below image, 42.2 x 32.5cm (approx. each). Cracks and wear to spine and corners of folio; soiling, insect damage, tears and foxing throughout images.

The plates were engraved by Luigi Schiavonetti, Anthony Cardon and Giovanni Vendramini. Publisher’s line includes “London. Colnaghi & Co. … 132 Pall Mall [or] 127 Pall Mall.” The 12 titles include “Milk below maids; Two bunches a penny primroses; Sweet China oranges; Do you want any matches?; New mackerel; Knives, scissors and razors to grind; Fresh gathered peas young hastings; Round and sound, five pence a pound duke cherries; Strawberrys scarlet strawberrys; Old chairs to mend; A new love song only ha’penny a piece; Hot spice gingerbread smoaking hot!”

Only 13 of the 14 paintings of “The Cries of London” by Wheatley were engraved. They were issued as individual plates from 1793 to 1797, offered afterwards as a folio of thirteen engravings. This folio appears to have been privately assembled, containing the first 12 plates published up to 1796.

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Item #CL175-161

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