Chelsea Hospital Published 1810
CHELSEA HOSPITAL c1810 Rowlandson & Pugin from Ackermann's Microcosm of London
Hand coloured Aquatint By Augustus Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson, del.t. et sculp.t. J. Bluck aqua.t. Published: Dated Jan 1st 1810 at R. Ackermanns Repository of Arts, 101 Strand. Published by Rudolph Ackermann in "Microcosm of London"
Overall Good Condition some age tone, blank to verso
Approx engraved area: 11.25" x 9.5"(285mm x 240mm) to plate mark, good margins
Notes: Published in Ackermann's famous work, the 'Microcosm of London', the figures were drawn by the famous caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson and the architecture by Augustus Pugin.An interior view of the dining hall at Chelsea Hospital, London, with many Chelsea Pensioners eating at long tables around the room. The Great Hall was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and was originally intended as a dining hall. Just before 1800 the pensioners started dining in the wards and the hall was then used for recreational purposes. It was here that the Duke of Wellington lay in state in 1852. The hall reverted to its original use as a dining hall in 1955 Published in Ackermann's famous work, the 'Microcosm of London', the figures were drawn by the famous caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson and the architecture by Augustus Pugin.
A genuine antique print over 200 years old.