Vue Perspective de la Prison de Newgate a Londres.
Se vend a Paris, rue Antoine, No.216, au coin de la rue ci-devant Royale [n.d., c.1790].
Very rare double-page folding engraving with hand colouring. 375 x 580mm, 14¾ x 22¾". A good impression.
A very interesting French view of Newgate Prison, Old Bailey, City of London. Several figures in the inner court include newly-arrived prisoners being separated into male and female groups by men with cudgels (far right). Ship's masts, suggestive of the Thames, are visible in the distance at right. The view is probably imaginary, as can be determined from the hills added on the left, and overgrown classical architecture reminiscent of Piranesi's Rome views on the right. By Ferdinand Bourjot (1768-1840?).
Guildhall Library Record: 4907.
[Ref: 25815] £490.00