The Great Hall, Bank of England (Microcosm of London, plate 7)
Microcosm of London
Designed and etched by Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Designed and etched by Auguste Charles Pugin (British (born France), Paris 1768/69–1832 London)
Aquatint John Hill (American (born England), London 1770–1850 Clarksville, New York)
Rudolph Ackermann (London)
February 1, 1808
Hand-colored etching and aquatint
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)
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
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.