Rare Circa. 1775 Printed for Carington Bowles & Robert Sayer, hand colored!!

Still another great estate find is this circa. 1775 rare hand colored print from Carington Bowles in St. Paul's Church Yard and Robert Sayer in Fleet Street. It is entitled, "A SOUTH VIEW OF WESTMINSTER ABBY & ST. MARGARETS CHURCH." It is free of rips, tears and folds. There is slight foxing to the left side of the print but it does not affect the color. The print is beautiful and vibrant. The colors are crisp and sharp and the attention to detail is awesome. Measures 17 x 11 5/8This is another piece that is rare in the marketplace. Hard to find another example except in the British Museum. Rarely do these pieces come up for any type of auction. I do not know very much about 18th century prints but this is a true are collectors piece. Get it while you can starting at $0.99 with no reserve. See below a brief history of the printers of this fine piece; Bowles, Carington (1724-93) Son of John Bowles to whom he was apprenticed in 1741, and with whom he was in partnership as John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse, Cornhill, London, from 1752 or 1753. He later took over the business of his uncle, Thomas Bowles II in St Paul's Churchyard. It has been assumed that Carington moved to St Paul's Churchyard in 1767 when Thomas II died, but the date 1766 appears with Carington's name as publisher at St Paul's Churchyard on a portrait of ... read more