A View of the Canal, Chinese Building, Rotundo, &c. in Ranelagh Gardens, with the Masquerade.Vue du Canal, du Batiment, Chinois, de la Rotunda, &c, des Jardins de Ranelagh un jour de Masquarade.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament / Printed for and sold by Robt Sayer at the Golden Buck opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street.
Copper engraving with fine hand-colouring, sheet 265 x 410mm. 10½ x 16". Silght foxing around edges
Ranelagh Gardens, adjoining the Pensioners' Hospital at Chelsea, became a popular place of leisure and entertainment. Balls, concerts and dinners were held almost daily. During the masquerade depicted here, participants were disguised or in fancy dress, often favouring Oriental costume. This Oriental taste was reflected by Ranelagh's 'China House' created in 1750. After Antonio Canaletto (1697 - 1768), who lived and worked in London during the 1740s and 1750s.
For an uncoloured impression with original publication line see ref. 18202.
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