The Old Print Shop

Philadelphia. (Proof)

  • ARTIST: John Bachmann

  • PUBLISHER: No publishers game given but likely J.U. and J.H. Locher.

  • MEDIUM: Multi-stone lithograph with hand coloring.

    DATE: c.1850.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 18 7/8 x 27" (47.8 x 68.6 cm)

  • DESCRIPTION: An unusual proof before artist and printer's inscription.<br><br> A handsome view of the city of Brotherly Love.<br><br> This image was first drawn by John Bachman and was almost immediately copied by the rival publisher, J. U. Locher, St. Gall, Switzerland [and] J. H. Locher, 117 Fulton Street, New York. Than drawn on stone by C. Matter. It is not known if Bachmann gave his blessing to the Lochers or not but a number of Bachman's views, New York, New Orleans, Boston, etc., were produced by them and are virtually identical.


  • CONDITION: Good condition save for some minor surface soiling in the margins. Extra wide margins.

  • REFERENCE: Reps 3585.