Cities Seen
Metropolitan images from America and Europe

  1. AMSTERDAM: Frisius, Old St. Anthony's Gate
  2. AMSTERDAM: Orlik, Festtage in Amsterdam
  3. BORDEAUX: Lalanne, À Bordeaux (Vue Generale)
  4. BRUSSELS: Vraes, Rendering and Plan of a Railroad Viaduct
  5. FLORENCE: Pennell, Mecato Vecchio (The Old Market)
  6. FRANKFURT-AM-MAIN: Webster, Drei Koenigsstrasse
  7. JERUSALEM: Bouttats, View in Jerusalem
  8. LONDON: Carter, Air Street (in Old Regent Street)
  9. LONDON: Oakley, Ye Olde Dick Whittington
  10. LONDON: Pennell, Knightsbridge
  11. LONDON: Renouard, The Old Clothes Market, Houndsditch
  12. MESSINA: Casembrot, Harbor of Messina (Sicily)
  13. NAPLES: Doré, The Triumphal Entry of Garibaldi Into Naples
  14. NAPLES: Strang, Castel Nuovo
  15. NEW YORK: Born, Wall Street
  16. NEW YORK: Simonsen, Queensborough Bridge
  17. NEW YORK, Jones, East Side Jungle
  18. NEW YORK: Lewis, The Great Shadow
  19. NEW YORK: Marin, Downtown, the El
  20. NEW YORK: Marsh, East Tenth Street Jungle
  21. NEW YORK, Dolice, 5th Avenue and 55th Street
  22. NEW YORK: Spruance, Subway Playground
  23. NEW YORK: Torre-Bueno, Tug Boat by the Hell Gate Bridge
  24. NEW YORK: Walkowitz, Abstract Cityscape
  25. PARIS: Chahine, Saint-Ouen, Vue des Fortifications de Paris
  26. PARIS: Lepère, Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville
  27. PARIS: Lepère, Le Grand Marché aux Pommes
  28. PARIS:, Pavil, Place de la Concorde
  29. PRAGUE: Simon, Neruda Street at the Foot of the Castle
  30. ROME: Bone, The Trevi Fountain
  31. ROME: Montagu, Veduta di Piazza di Montecavallo (Quirinale)
  32. ROUEN: Pennell, The Flower Market and the Butter Tower
  33. SAN FRANCISCO: Winkler, Large Ross Alley
  34. SAN FRANCISCO: Winkler, The Tunnel
  35. SIENA: Tushingham, Torre del Mangia
  36. STOCKHOLM: Bone, Windy Night, Stockholm
  37. TANGIER: Hollar, A Part of Tangier from Above
  38. UTRECHT: Drewes, Utrecht
  39. VENICE: Moran, Venice
  40. VENICE: Webster, The Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
  41. VIENNA: Singer, Am Hof
  42. VIENNA: Tuszynski, The Hauptallee in the Prater, Vienna --Then an

9. George C. Oakley

Ye Olde Dick Whittington, London

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LONDON: Oakley, Ye Olde Dick Whittington

Ye Olde Dick Whittington, London

Etching, 1913, 157 x 103 mm. Fine impression in brown ink on laid paper with good margins, signed, titled and dated in pencil. Ye Olde Dick Whittington tavern, reputed to be London's oldest tavern, stood on the corner of Kinghorn Street (London EC1) until it was demolished in 1916. Dick Whittington himself, of course, was a legend based on a real person. He came to London, a poor boy, with his cat, to seek his fortune. About to leave after a discouraging beginning, he heard the sound of bells which seemed to say to him, "Turn again, Dick Whittington, three-time Lord Mayor of London." He went back to the city, made a fortune in the drapery business, became Mayor of London (four times, actually) and when he died left his fortune to build alms houses for the poor and otherwise relieve poverty. This was in the fourteenth century; the Whittington Foundation continues charitable work even today. Oakley, an American etcher from Rochester, NY exhibited this print at the Chicago Society of Etchers in 1914. The story alone is worth the price.