Wood engraving by Gustave Dore (1832-1883) showing warehouse workers using rope pulleys to hoist barrels and packages at a warehouse in the City of London. Plate from 'London: A Pilgrimage' (1872). Publishers Grant & Co paid Dore, France's most succesful illustrator, £10,000 a year for five years to produce work for 'London: A Pilgrimage'. The book contains 180 engravings by him, and was a great commercial succes, though some accused him of focusing excesively on the poverty in London. Dimensions: 250mm x 195mm.
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