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William Henry Toms - 1739 Engraving, The Charter House Hospital

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Description

A fine, hand coloured engraving of an aerial prospect of the Charter House Hospital in London. The artist's name has been inscribed to the lower right in plate. The engraving has been presented in a simple contemporary gilt effect frame with card mount. There is a framer's label at the reverse. On laid.

Condition

The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration.

Size

18.8 x 30.5cm (7.4" x 12")
Framed Size: 34.5 x 45.3cm (13.6" x 17.8")

Collection Information

The London Charterhouse is a historic complex of buildings in Farringdon, London, dating back to the 14th century. It occupies land to the north of Charterhouse Square, and lies within the London Borough of Islington.

Artist Biography

William Henry Toms (c. 1700–1765) was an English engraver. He worked on portraits, book-plates, landscapes and prints of buildings. Among his works were the plates for Robert West's "Perspective Views of All the Ancient Churches in London" (1736–1739). In 1741, he worked with Thomas Badeslade on "Chorographia Britanniae or a New Set of Maps of all the Counties in England and Wales". The maps were published on 29 September 1742, with additional place names.
Among Tom's apprentices was the engraver and publisher John Boydell. W. H. Toms lived in Masham Street, London, and was the father of the painter Peter Toms. Toms died in 1765.

More Information
Code rh345
Artist William Henry Toms
Date 1739
Dimensions 18.8 x 30.5cm
Medium Engraving
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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