An Exhibition

Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg French
Publisher Victor Marie Picot French

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Loutherbourg moved from Paris to London in 1771 and was employed by David Garrick to transform the sets and lighting effects at the Drury Lane Theatre. During this busy decade he produced caricatures including this humorous take on visitors, possibly at one of the Royal Academy's early displays (that institution used cramped rooms on Pall Mall between 1769 and 1779). Published January 1776, this prints contains figures similar to those found in Loutherbourg's six "Caricatures of the English" (first issued February 1775; see 62.600.556, .557, 2007.49.362). "An Exhibition" was published by another Frenchman, Victor Marie Picot, who had settled in London the previous decade and ran a print shop on St. Martin's Lane.

An Exhibition, Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg (French, Strasbourg 1740–1812 London), Etching and aquatint, printed in sanguine ink; second state

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