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The Microcosm of London, Vol. I

Author:
William Henry Pyne (British, London 1770–1843 Middlesex)
Author:
William Combe (British, London 1742–1823 London)
Artist:
Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Artist:
Auguste Charles Pugin (British (born France), Paris 1768/69–1832 London)
Artist:
Aquatint by Richard Bankes Harraden (British, 1778–1862 Cambridge)
Artist:
Aquatint by John Hill (American (born England), London 1770–1850 Clarksville, New York)
Artist:
Aquatint by John Bluck (British, 1791–1832)
Artist:
Aquatint by Joseph Constantine Stadler (German, 1780–1822 (active London))
Dedicatee:
George IV, King of Great Britain and Ireland (British, London 1762–1830 Windsor)
Draftsman:
Headpiece by Edward Francis Burney (British, Worcester 1760–1848 London)
Engraver:
Headpiece by Thomas Williamson (British, active 1801–1825)
Engraver:
Dedication by Thomas Tomkins (British, 1743–1816 London)
Engraver:
Dedication by Robert Ashby (British, born 1774)
Publisher:
Rudolph Ackermann (London)
Printer:
Title page by Thomas Bensley (London)
Printer:
L. Harrison (London)
Date:
1808–11
Medium:
Illustrations: etching and aquatint, hand colored
Dimensions:
Book: 13 13/16 x 11 1/2 in. (35.1 x 29.2 cm) Image: 7 7/8 × 10 3/4 in. (20 × 27.3 cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, transferred from the Library, 1921
Accession Number:
21.36.164(1)
Not on view
Inscription: MMA stamp, in brown ink, recto on each plate.
Grego, Rowlandson II.125-129; Tooley 7
Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, vol. 2, pp. 125-9.

Ronald Vere Tooley English Books with Coloured Plates, 1790 to1860: A Bibliographical Account of the Most Important Books illustrated by English Artists in Colour Aquatint and Colour Lithography. B. T. Batsford, Ltd., Reprint of 1954 ed. London, 1987, cat. no. 7, pp. 20, 23-4.



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