[Three printed scenes in Hyde Park; including an engraving for the Lady's Magazine and 'Jubilee Fair, in Hyde-Park'.] (3)
Engraving, and two etchings with aquatint; the three tipped into a single folio album leaf, very scarce. Sheet 485 x 330mm, 19 x 13". A few stains; the two prints lacking margins.
Following the signing of the Treaty of Paris in May 1814, the authorities declared that 1st August should be a national jubilee to celebrate the restoration of peace between Great Britain and France; as part of the celebrations a 'grand fair' was held in London's Hyde Park. The centre and lower images illustrate scenes from that fair, the lower a particularly interesting bird's eye view showing a large open space surrounded by tents and amusements with people strolling between them. Above that shows visitors to the park stopping at either a (mobile) refreshment stand or a stall selling trinkets/souvenirs of the occasion. The engraving at top is an illustration to a society periodical showing riders and pedestrians in the park displaying their fashionable attire.
[Ref: 25702] £290.00