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Tivy Side, Cardigan, Wales 1881. (22 engravings)


  • Published: 1881
  • Condition: very good
1881 A suite of 22 engravings on copper, with all scenes identified, of Tivy Side, Cardigan and Neighborhood engraved by Henry Clarke MD, the Medical Officer of Wakefield Prison, a weekend photographer and serious amateur artist. Clarke spent his holiday in August 1881, in Cardigan and produced these 22 engravings, all on loose single leafs, sized 39.3*28 cm, paper watermarked J Whatman B 1882, one leaf has a tiny pin hole to a margin, another leaf has Love Lane Wakefield blind stamped to a top corner margin. Housed in a custom made blue up and over cloth box, with title in gilt to blue leather label, gilt tooling. Wakefield Historical Society published a book of Clarke's drawings in 1977, and many of his drawings appeared in the 2nd ed of Clarkson's Memories of Merry Wakefield 1889. 1. The Tivy Side Cardigan and Neighbourhood. Our Summer Holiday 1881. Notes on Copper by HC Wakefield. 22*16 cm, Folio. 2. Ebeno? Lane August 1881. Signed HC. 16*11 cm, Oblong. 3. St. Dogmels. Signed HC. 13*11 cm, Oblong. 4. Gloucester Row Cardigan Aug 81. Signed HC. 10.5*11.5 cm, Folio. 5. St Mary’s Church and Vicarage Priory Street – Cardigan. Signed HC. 17.5*13 cm, Oblong. 6. Cardigan Bridges August 1881. Signed HC. 17*12 cm, Oblong. 7. The Ferrey?, St Dogmels From Old Castle. 18.5*13.5, Oblong. 8. Pontyclefon? And St Marys Church Cardigan. Signed HC1881. 23.5*14 cm 9. Gwbert?. Signed HC. 16.5*10 cm, Oblong. 10. Lower Gate Llang….ore? Churchyard. Signed HC. 16*14 cm, Oblong. (tiny pin hole @ margin) 11. Back Yard the Strand August 1881. Signed HC. 15.5*11 cm, Folio. 12. Upper Bridge – Mwloan Cardigan Aug 1881. Signed HC, 13*11.5, Oblong. 13. The D…. l…? – Cardigan August 1881 Lo.. Li…?. Signed HC. 15*10.5 cm, Oblong. 14. Prichard House?. Signed HC. 10.5*7 cm, Oblong. 15. Mwldan Cardigan 1881. Signed HC. 15.5*17 cm, Oblong. 16. Our Donkey Cart ….? August 1881. Signed HC. 17.5*11 cm, Oblong. 17. Cottages – St Dogmels – August 1881. 12*8 cm, Oblong. 18. Cottage Parish Hengoed….? August 1881. Signed HC. 10.5*10.5 cm Oblong. 19. The Strand Cardigan 7 81. Signed HC, 15*12 cm, Oblong 20. Meat Market Lane Cardigan. Signed HC 1881. 22*14 cm, Oblong. 21. By the Riverside near the Priory: Cardigan. Signed HC 1882. 23*14.5 cm, Oblong. 22. Old Mill St Dogmels August 1881. 16.5*12.5, Folio.

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