The Old Print Shop

View of Richmond, VA.

  • ARTIST: John W. Hill

  • PUBLISHER: Lith. & Published by Smith Brothers & Co.

  • MEDIUM: Multi-stone lithograph,

    DATE: 1853.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 20 1/2 x 37 1/4" (52 x 94.5 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: J. W. Hill, del. Drawn on stone by Fanny Palmer. This rare view shows Richmond from Manchester on the south side of the James River. The fabulous Smith Brothers. "During an eight-year period beginning in 1848, the four Smith brothers issued a remarkably fine series of large folio city views. A few of these were engraved, but about forty others were lithographed by highly skilled printers in Boston and New York." John Reps. The prints that they produced as a rule were large, imposing, detailed, accurate and quite beautiful.


  • CONDITION: Fair to good condition. Several tears within the image. Professionally conserved.

  • REFERENCE: Reps, #4127; Deak, 647.