[9 Legal scenes from Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London']The Roman Catholic Chapel, Lincolns Inn Fields [&] Court of Chancery, Lincoln's Inn Hall [&] Court of Common Pleas, Westminster Hall [&] Court of Kings Bench, Westminster Hall [&] Doctors Commons [&] Guildhall [&] Common Council Chamber, Guildhall [&] Old Bailey [&] Session House, Clerkenwell.
London, Pub. [1 April 1808- June 1st 1809] at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101 Strand.
Nine coloured aquatints in frames, outside of frames each approx 460 x 500mm (18 x 19½"). Unexamined out of frames
Nine plates from Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London', focusing on the legal institutions of the city. The 'Microcosm of London' (1808-9) was a landmark publication in the documentation of London, bringing together two specialist artists, Thomas Rowlandson to design the figures and Augustus Pugin to provide the architectural draughtsmanship. The result was a series of scenes unprecedented in their combination of vivid activity and architectual accuracy.
Adams: 99. 16, 22, 23, 24, 31, 40, 41, 58, 70
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