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CHELTENHAM PEEPSHOW.
The Cheltenhamorama, A View of the Old Well Walk.
Cheltenham, H. Lamb, [c. 1830]. Hand-coloured lithographic concertina-folding peepshow, with six cut-out sections; front-face measuring 16 x 11.7 cm; the peepshow extends, by paper bellows to approximately 68 cm; one below joint detached; housed in the original publisher's slip-case with green printed title label; a little chipped and worn. This rare peepshow shows the Old Well Walk, Cheltenham, as seen from the top. The front-face consists of a park scene, a path, with tree to the right leading to the mouth of a grotto which serves as the peephole. The cut-out sections present an avenue of trees along which an assortment of ladies and gentlemen promenading. Henry Lamb, a Cheltenham artist and print seller, was the publisher of two sets of Cheltenham prints, both entitled Views of Cheltenham and its Vicinity. The first was issued about 1825, and the second in 1833. For information on Lamb and his prints see Views of Cheltenham, 1786-1860, by Steven Blake (Cheltenham: Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museums 1984). Gestetner-Hyde 227
Bookseller: Pickering & Chatto [London, United Kingdom]
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