by Alfred Sheldon Williams
These are hand printed from plates and coloured by hand.
Paper Size: 15 x 20 ins / 38 x 50 cm
Image Size: 10 x 15 ins / 25 x 37 cm
One of a set of six, published by J. McQueen, on 2nd March 1870. The McQueens were a family of plate-printers and print-publishers whose business was established in London probably before 1800. Their first premises were in Newman Street, near Tottenham Court Road, where a large community of artists and engravers lived. In 1832 the firm moved to Tottenham Court Road itself, into large workshops which were equipped with some of the earliest iron rolling-presses. There they remained until they went out of business in the 1960s, though their descendant, Philip McQueen, continued working as a master-printer until his death some twenty years later
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