Sadlers Wells Published 1809
SADLERS WELLS THEATRE 1809 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 Dated 1st June 1809 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, small repair to plate mark crack on verso below text.
Approx engraved area: 10.5" x 9"(270mm x 230mm) to plate mark, good margins
Notes: Interior view of the stage of Sadler's Wells Theatre as seen from the back of the theatre. A large audience watches what could be an aqua drama, a specialty of Sadlers Wells Theatre. The theatre's proximity to the New River provided the necessary water to fill a special tank which provided the setting for several nautical performances such as 'The Seige of Gibraltar' staged in 1804. From Rudolf Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London.' Abbey, Scenery: 212.
A genuine antique print over 200 years old.