A Perspective View of Ranelagh House and Garden.
Copper engraving, sheet 175 x 250mm. 7 x 9¾". Vertical folds, as normal.
Ranelagh Rotunda in Ranelagh Gardens, adjoining Wren's Chelsea Pensioner's Hospital. The pleasure gardens became popular as a place to escape the city and take in the cleaner air in Chelsea. Balls, concerts, dinners and of course gossip were shared here almost daily. It quickly exceeded Vauxhall in popularity, but it's popularity waned until the season of 1804 when the fashionable set abandoned it entirely. For the Universal Magazine.
[Ref: 18212] £95.00