Exterior View of Astley's Amphitheatre. As it appeared in 1777, from an Original Drawing by William Capon.
Engraving. 216 x 292mm. 8½ x 11½".
Philip Astley (1742-1814), regarded as the "father of modern circus", opened Astley's Amphitheatre in London 1773. Signs outside advertise 'tight rope', 'Astley's Riding School' and 'Sieur Jones'.
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