1840s. A lithograph of the Royal Waterloo Hotel in Crosby, Liverpool, signed in the lower left of the plate. The hotel with pedestrians, horse and carriage in background with sailing ship in foreground.
John McGahey was a lithographic artist and printer as listed in Gore's Directory of 1843, at one time displaying his work at the Liverpool Society of Fine Arts. There is a possibility of a John McGahey as father and son of the same name, as an artist of that name is listed in an 1875 directory as well.
The Royal Waterloo Hotel was named after the one year anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo in 1916. The hotel changed its name to the Royal Hotel in 1875 and exists today.
Approx 9.5 x 5.5", b&w. Very good condition. Item #26721