Covent Garden Market c1808 Rowlandson
Covent Garden Market, Westminster Election c1808 Rowlandson & Pugin from Ackermann's Microcosm of London
Method: Hand coloured Aquatint
Creator: By Augustus Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson
Published: Dated 1st July 1808 at R. Ackermanns Repository of Arts, 101 Strand. Published by Rudolph Ackermann in "Microcosm of London"
Condition: Condition some age tone, blank to verso.
Approx engraved area: 11.25" x 9.5"(285mm x 240mm) to plate mark, wide margins
Notes: A view of the hustings in front of St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, with crowds extending to scaffolds and roofs listening to candidates during the Westminster Elections. Parades with pennants showing the names of the parishes "St Margaret's Westminster" and "St Martin's in the Fields" can be seen in the foreground. 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. (Ref: Abbey, Scenery: 212)