Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Great Hall, Bank of England (Microcosm of London, plate 7)

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 John Hill (American (born England), London 1770–1850 Clarksville, New York)
Publisher:
Rudolph Ackermann (London)
Date:
February 1, 1808
Medium:
Hand-colored etching and aquatint
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 3/4 x 11 1/2 in. (24.7 x 29.2 cm) Plate: 9 1/4 x 10 7/8 in. (23.5 x 27.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.533.569
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in plate below image left: "Pugin & Rowlandson delt et sculpt"; center: "THE GREAT HALL. / BANK of ENGLAND / London Pub Feb 1 1808 at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts 101 Strand."; right: 'Hill Aquat"; above image right: "Plate 7."
Francis Harvey (British, active by 1859–died 1899); C. W. Dyson Perrins, his sale Sotheby's London, Jan. 12, 1959, lot 163; Vendor: Sotheby's, London, Jan. 12, 1959
Grego II.126 (no. 7), 399
Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, vol. II, pp. 126 (no. 7), 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: 7, 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. 212.7.

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

A. Hyatt Mayor "Rowlandson's England." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 20, New York, February 1962, fig. no. 14, ill.



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