NOW SOLD! FLEET PRISON c1808 Rowlandson
FLEET PRISON c1808 Rowlandson & Pugin from Ackermann's Microcosm of London
Method: Hand coloured Aquatint
Creator: By Augustus Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson, del.t. et sculp.t. Stadler aqua.t
Published: Dated 1st Sept 1808 at R. Ackermanns Repository of Arts, 101 Strand. Published by Rudolph Ackermann in "Microcosm of London"
Condition: Overall Good Condition some age tone, blank to verso
Approx engraved area: 11" x 9"(280mm x 230mm) to plate mark, good margins
Notes: The notorious debtors' prison near Farrington Street. Founded in 1197 this building shown here was built 1781-1782, after the previous one was destroyed in the Gordon Riots of 1780. In the yard some of the inmates are playing tennis. Earliest Squash Image. Abbey, Scenery: 212.