The British Museum.
London, Published May 1st 1852 by Messrs Lloyd Brothers & Co. 22, Ludgate Hill.
Tinted lithograph with touches of hand colour. Printed area 320 x 405mm, 12½ x 16". Bottom edge knocked; slight mount stains, tear into lower edge.
A view of Smirke's Greek Revival facade for the British Museum from Great Russell Street. It has been completed that year with the pediment above the main entrance, which features fifteen allegorical figures by Sir Richard Westmacott depicting the Progress of Civilisation.
[Ref: 26408] £420.00