The Entrance to Spring Gardens looking towards the Phoenix Fire-Engine House, Old Cockspur
Street, circa 1790
pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour
19 x 14 ¼ in. (48.2 x 36.2 cm.)
The Royal & Sun Alliance Collection
‘A Picturesque Tour Through the Cities of London and Westminster’, by Thomas Malton, plate 20 (a facsimile edition is included in the sale of this exquisite watercolour)
The first purpose-build fire engine-house was built by Phoenix Assurance in 194 Old Cockspur Street, London, on a site now occupied by Canada House.