London

Pictures from London by Gastave DorĂ© and Jerrold Blanchard, 1872. There are 180 wood engravings in the book; They are widely reprinted, although as so often it’s hard to find good quality scans on the Web, so I am scanning them again. The book was republished as London: A Pilgimage in 1890, and that is the source of the extracts

Doré (often written Doree or Dore) was botn in Strasbourg in 1822. He became a very successful artist in Paris, but after meeting Jerrold Blanchard in 1855 started to do more work for the English than the French, and in 1867 moved his studio to London.

Jerrold Blanchard was a journalist working for the Illustrated London News.

The illustrations here are sorted by the order they appear in my fac simile, but it does not contain the original text, and they are not in the same order as in the original book.

Update: The Perseus Project has scans from this book too. They are not particularly good, and may have usage restrictions, but they are higher resolution than I make available on the Web directly (you can always ask me for higher resolution images though)

Perseus edition of 1890 London book

[picture: Orange Court -- Drury Lane]

Orange Court – Drury Lane

People sit in the streets in a narrow alley; a barefoot girl carries a child; washing hangs out to dry. [more...]

[picture: Newgate -- Exercise Yard]

Newgate – Exercise Yard

Prisoners walk in a circle in a stone-walled prison courtyard that admits very little light. The guards look on, wearing smarter clothes and top hats. [more...]

[picture: Dudley Street -- Seven Dials]

Dudley Street – Seven Dials

Children play in this crowded street; they are dressed in rags and mostly barefoot. [more...]

[picture: London Bridge in 1694]

London Bridge in 1694

The old London Bridge shown in this wonderfully emotive engraving was lined with houses all along, a remarkably unsafe construction that did not survive. [more...]

[picture: Lemonade Vendor]

Lemonade Vendor

A man with long straggly hair wearing a top hat and an old coat is selling lemonade from a bucket with wooden cups tied to it. [more...]

[picture: The Butcher, Newport Market Alley]

The Butcher, Newport Market Alley

A bearded butcher chops meat, seemingly on a tree-stump, surrounded by his customers. [more...]

[picture: Croquet in the Moonlight]

Croquet in the Moonlight

People dressed in Victorian formal attire are playing croquet on the lawn, seemingly at night since the moon is visible. [more...]



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