Devil’s Acre”

By FICHER, Charles after FICHOT Ch[arles]; [printed by] BECQUET, 1852 
£2,500
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Vue Générale de Londres Prise au dessus du Park St James.

British Isles
  • Author: FICHER, Charles after FICHOT Ch[arles]; [printed by] BECQUET
  • Publication place: Paris
  • Publisher: Ledot Jerome, 168 rue de Rivoli, Grand Hotel du Louvre
  • Publication date: after 1852
  • Physical description: Lithograph.
  • Dimensions: Image: 412 by 605mm. (16.25 by 23.75 inches). Sheet: 543 by 730mm. (21.5 by 28.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 12455

Notes

Fichot’s print is broadly based upon Appert’s c1850 birds’-eye view (items 32–35). The main difference is the addition of Victoria Street, built in 1851, partly on the site of a slum dubbed Devil’s Acre” by Charles Dickens.

Charles Fichot (1817–1903) was a French lithographer, who settled in Paris in 1852, giving an approximate date for the print.