London – Bank of England. Bustling scene with, i. a., a coach of Oxford and Bayswater and a horse and cart of the Paddington Bank Daily. On the right the establishment of Richardson Goodluck & Co. Steel engraving by William Tombleson (about 1795 – London 1832) after Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (landscapist, architectural draughtsman, and aquarellist, 1793-1864). Inscribed: To the Governor & Directors of that National Establishment this Plate is respectfully dedicated. / Engraved by Wm. Tombleson. / Published March 31, 1827, by Jones & Co. 3. Acton Place, Kingsland Road, London, otherwise as above. 4⅛ × 5⅞ in (10.6 × 14.9 cm).
Offer no. 6,990 / EUR 44. (c. US$ 53.) + shipping
“ I am curious as to the history of this (original Ridinger printing) plate (I just bought) and the others you have offered. Did you purchase them from the Ridinger estate (indirectly, indeed) or a private collector? These are truly rare one of a kind pieces ”
(Mr. L. A. F., October 28, 2003)