Fair in Hyde Park. August, 1814.
Etching 155 x 270mm (6 x 10½").
The Jubilee Fair, part of the Peace Celebrations of 1814, one of the most spectacular events ever held in Hyde Park. The 500 booths had everything from sword swallowers to printing presses producing views of the scene. Lady Julia Gordon (1775–1867, neé Julia Isabella Levina Bennet) was a pupil of both J.M.W. Turner and Thomas Girtin. Her husband, General Sir James Willoughby Gordon, was Quartermaster General during the Peninsular Wars.
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