Thomas Allom's Views of China
After W. H. Bartlett, Thomas Allom was the second most prolific steel engraver of the 19th century. He was apprenticed to an architect for eight years and studied at Royal Academy Schools. His travels in Europe, beginning about 1825, produced drawings for innumerable book illustrations for publications between 1828 and 1850. His first important work was a contribution of 189 designs to Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham, and Northumberland.
Engravers: S. Fisher, A. Fox, T. A. Prior, S. Bradshaw and others
Publisher: Fisher, Son & Co., London & Paris
Medium: Steel Engraving (hand coloring added later)
Size: 8 ¼" x 10 ½", Full Margins
Condition: Very Good
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from Dane's Island
Spectacle of ''The Sun and Moon''
Forts of Heang-shan
in the Court of a Mandarin's Palace
a Chinese Merchant
Chrysalides and reeling the cocoons
the Sticks of Fate