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Gothic Ornaments of the Cathedral at York

Gothic Ornaments of the Cathedral at York  by  Joseph HalfPenny Published by Todd & Sons, London (1795) Todd & Sons, London, 1795. printed by Geo. Peacock -1800, 1795. 1st Ed.  From the set of 105 engraved plates.Joseph Halfpenny (1748–1811), topographical engraver and watercolour painter. Halfpenny was born on 9 October 1748, at Bishopthorpe in Yorkshire, where his father was gardener to the Archbishop of York. He was apprenticed to a house-painter, and practised house-painting in York for some years. He afterwards raised himself to the position of an artist and a teacher of drawing. He acted as clerk of the works to John Carr the architect who was restoring York Minster, and repaired some of its old decoration From the scaffolding put up in York Minster, Halfpenny made drawings of Gothic ornaments that made his name. They include a record of some portions of the building that were later damaged by fire. In 1795 Halfpenny began to publish by subscription Gothic Ornaments in the Cathedral Church of York, completed in twenty numbers in 1800. It was reprinted in 1807, under the old date, and a second edition appeared in 1831. The work consists of 175 specimens of ornament and four views of the interior of the church and chapter-house. His Fragmenta Vetusta, or the Remains of Ancient Buildings in York, was published in 1807. In both these works Halfpenny acted as his own engraver. Halfpenny was responsible for the sensitive repair of many of the decorative features in the minster, and he made careful drawings of much of the medieval detail. These drawings, which were often taken from the scaffolding erected for the restoration, were engraved by him and formed the basis of [the above work], which he published in twenty parts to subscribers between 1795 and 1800.

**These are some of the cheapest original pre 1800 architectural detail plates I have ever seen all are full page 34.5 x 27.5 cm clean and would block frame brilliantly if plain back frames**   £20 each ..  Plates identified  via google books !





Plate 49 A Door in the side of the North Aisle

  Original antique etching of Gothic Ornaments of York Cathedral by Joseph Halfpenny  (1748-1811) Published by Todd & Sons, London (1795) . printed by Geo. Peacock -1800, 1795. 1st Ed.  From the set of 105 engraved plates full page 34.5 x 27.5 cm clean £20 each  unmounted ..



Plate 78 Arches in the West Side of the the South Transept

  Original antique etching of Gothic Ornaments of York Cathedral by Joseph Halfpenny  (1748-1811) Published by Todd & Sons, London (1795) . printed by Geo. Peacock -1800, 1795. 1st Ed.  From the set of 105 engraved plates full page 34.5 x 27.5 cm clean £20 each  unmounted ..




    Plate 81 Mouldings in the Arch of the West Door

  Original antique etching of Gothic Ornaments of York Cathedral by Joseph Halfpenny  (1748-1811) Published by Todd & Sons, London (1795) . printed by Geo. Peacock -1800, 1795. 1st Ed.  From the set of 105 engraved plates full page 34.5 x 27.5 cm clean £20 each  unmounted ..
  



    Plate 84  Pediment west End

  Original antique etching of Gothic Ornaments of York Cathedral by Joseph Halfpenny  (1748-1811) Published by Todd & Sons, London (1795) . printed by Geo. Peacock -1800, 1795. 1st Ed.  From the set of 105 engraved plates full page 34.5 x 27.5 cm clean £20 each  unmounted ..




    Plate 46  Compartment in the Spandril of the Arch  Door South Aisle
  Original antique etching of Gothic Ornaments of York Cathedral by Joseph Halfpenny  (1748-1811) Published by Todd & Sons, London (1795) . printed by Geo. Peacock -1800, 1795. 1st Ed.  From the set of 105 engraved plates full page 34.5 x 27.5 cm clean £20 each  unmounted ..

 
 Plate 54 Three Stalls in the Choir

  Original antique etching of Gothic Ornaments of York Cathedral by Joseph Halfpenny  (1748-1811) Published by Todd & Sons, London (1795) . printed by Geo. Peacock -1800, 1795. 1st Ed.  From the set of 105 engraved plates full page 34.5 x 27.5 cm clean £20 each  unmounted ..




  Plate 105  View from the Choir of the Church
  Original antique etching of Gothic Ornaments of York Cathedral by Joseph Halfpenny  (1748-1811) Published by Todd & Sons, London (1795) . printed by Geo. Peacock -1800, 1795. 1st Ed.  From the set of 105 engraved plates full page 34.5 x 27.5 cm clean £30 each  unmounted ..





  Plate 104  View from the Nave or West End of the Church
  Original antique etching of Gothic Ornaments of York Cathedral by Joseph Halfpenny  (1748-1811) Published by Todd & Sons, London (1795) . printed by Geo. Peacock -1800, 1795. 1st Ed.  From the set of 105 engraved plates full page 34.5 x 27.5 cm clean £15 each  unmounted .. worn plate

 


  ?? Two Bosses Roundels
  Original antique etching of Gothic Ornaments of York Cathedral by Joseph Halfpenny  (1748-1811) Published by Todd & Sons, London (1795) . printed by Geo. Peacock -1800, 1795. 1st Ed.  From the set of 105 engraved plates full page 34.5 x 27.5 cm clean £20 each  unmounted ..



Three Carvings
  Original antique etching of Gothic Ornaments of York Cathedral by Joseph Halfpenny  (1748-1811) Published by Todd & Sons, London (1795) . printed by Geo. Peacock -1800, 1795. 1st Ed.  From the set of 105 engraved plates full page 34.5 x 27.5 cm clean £20 each  unmounted ..



 
  Original antique etching of Gothic Ornaments of York Cathedral by Joseph Halfpenny  (1748-1811) Published by Todd & Sons, London (1795) . printed by Geo. Peacock -1800, 1795. 1st Ed.  From the set of 105 engraved plates full page 34.5 x 27.5 cm clean £20 each  unmounted ..
 


  Plate 36 Pediment to one of the Compartments North Aisle
  Original antique etching of Gothic Ornaments of York Cathedral by Joseph Halfpenny  (1748-1811) Published by Todd & Sons, London (1795) . printed by Geo. Peacock -1800, 1795. 1st Ed.  From the set of 105 engraved plates full page 34.5 x 27.5 cm clean £20 each  unmounted ..
 


  Plate 77 The South Door Externally
  Original antique etching of Gothic Ornaments of York Cathedral by Joseph Halfpenny  (1748-1811) Published by Todd & Sons, London (1795) . printed by Geo. Peacock -1800, 1795. 1st Ed.  From the set of 105 engraved plates full page 34.5 x 27.5 cm clean £20 each  unmounted ..
 


  Plate 43 Two Compartments West End of the Nave
  Original antique etching of Gothic Ornaments of York Cathedral by Joseph Halfpenny  (1748-1811) Published by Todd & Sons, London (1795) . printed by Geo. Peacock -1800, 1795. 1st Ed.  From the set of 105 engraved plates full page 34.5 x 27.5 cm clean £20 each  unmounted ..


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