Lambeth Palace Published 1808
LAMBETH PALACE 1808 Rowlandson & Pugin from Ackermann's Microcosm of London
Hand coloured Aquatint By Augustus Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson, del.t. et sculp.t. Stadler aqua.t. Dated 1st Dec 1808 at R. Ackermanns Repository of Arts, 101 Strand. Published by Rudolph Ackermann in "Microcosm of London"
An excellent example, overall good condition some age tone to boarders, blank to verso
Approx engraved area: 10.5" x 9.25"(275mm x 235mm) to plate mark, good margins
Notes: A view of the 14th Century Guard Room of Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop's principle audience room. The magnificent arch-braced roof is contemporary to that of Westminster Hall. A plate from Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London' (1808-9), a landmark publication in the documentation of London, bringing together two specialist artists, Thomas Rowlandson to design the figures and Augustus Pugin to provide the architectural draughtsmanship. The result was a series of scenes unprecedented in their combination of vivid activity and architectural accuracy. Abbey, Scenery: 212.
A genuine antique print over 200 years old.