Bird's Eye Views of Society. No. VII.The Picture Sale.
[London: Smith Elder, 1864.]
Wood engraving. 222 x 330mm. 8¾ x 13". Two folds, as normal, small nicks and tears, small creases.
Inside the Royal Academy; men standing in the centre of a picture-lined room surrounding an auctioneer mid-auction. Women and children in the near two corners buying small trinkets. After Richard Doyle (1824-1883) the illustrator of the Victorian era. In his sixties his publications divided fairly between fairy books for children and satirical works such as 'Birds' Eye Views of Society', a series of folds-outs which helped to estalish ;
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