Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Exhibition Room, Somerset House (Microcosm of London, pl. 2)

Series/Portfolio:
Microcosm of London
Artist:
Designed and etched by Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Artist:
Designed and etched by Auguste Charles Pugin (British (born France), Paris 1768/69–1832 London)
Artist:
Aquatint by John Hill (American (born England), London 1770–1850 Clarksville, New York)
Date:
January 1, 1808
Medium:
Hand-colored etching and aquatint
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 7/8 × 13 1/4 in. (27.6 × 33.7 cm) Plate: 9 1/8 × 11 1/4 in. (23.2 × 28.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Leo Steinberg, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.541.11
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in plate below image left: "Rowlandson & Pugin Delt & Sculpt"; center: "EXHIBITION ROOM, SOMERSET HOUSE. / London Pub. Jan-y. 1-st 1808 at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts 101, Strand"; right: "Hill Aquatin."
Leo Steinberg (American, Moscow 1921–2011 New York); Donor: Leo Steinberg (American, Moscow 1921–2011 New York)
Grego II.126 (no. 2), 399
Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, vol. II, pp. 126 (no. 2), 399.

The Grolier Club A Catalogue of Books Illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson, Together with a collection of original drawings by him Exh. cat. November 1916, cat. no. 16: 2, p. 24.

John Roland Abbey Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in Aquatint and Lithography, 1770–1860, from the Library of J. R. Abbey, A Bibliographical Catalogue. The Curwen Press, Ltd., London, 1952, p. 137, no. 212.2.

Richard J. Koke "John Hill, Master of Aquatint, 1770–1850." New-York Historical Society Quarterly. vol. 43, no. 1, January 1959, pp. 65-66.



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