Rowlandson satyrical print, ‘EXHIBITION OF WATER COLOURED DRAWINGS’ 1808
Rowlandson satyrical print, showing the interior of a Georgian gallery with two rooms crowded with paintings, occupied by groups of caricatures of patrons , ‘EXHIBITION OF WATER COLOURED DRAWINGS / OLD BOND STREET’ , from Ackermann’s ‘Microcosm of London’, 1808
good condition, a few small marks, excellent colours
28.5 x 23cm
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827), and Augustus Charles Pugin (1762-1832), The Microcosm of London, published by Rudolph Ackermann (1808-10), aquatinted by Stadler.Rudolph Ackermann's publication 'Microcosm of London' consists of three volumes of text illustrated with 104 hand-coloured plates. The prints were made after drawings resulting from the collaboration of the artists Thomas Rowlandson and the French émigré Augustus Pugin, the latter creating detailed architectural sketches and the former adding the appropriate figures. The first two volumes of text were written by William Henry Pyne, and the last by William Combe. The majority of prints were made by J. Bluck and Joseph Stadler. The three volumes were originally printed in sequence between 1808 and 1810.