Water Engine Cold Bath Fields Prison c1808
Water Engine Cold Bath Fields 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. Bluck aqua.t.
Published: Dated May 1st 1808 at R. Ackermanns Repository of Arts, 101 Strand. Published by Rudolph Ackermann in "Microcosm of London"
Condition: An excellent example, overall good condition some age tone to boarders, blank to verso. Adhesive mounting tape to upper edge where previously mounted
Approx engraved area: 10.5" x 9.25"(275mm x 235mm) to plate mark, good margins
Notes: A view of the water engine built above a well in Cold-Bath-Field's Prison in Clerkenwell. The prison was notorious for its severity and housed the Cato Street Conspirators in 1820 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. Abbey, Scenery: 212.