Elephant and Castle, Newington.This Plate Engraved from the Original Picture in the possession of the Publisher is respectfully dedictated to the Proprieters & Coach Masters of the numerous stages running the various Roads, by their obedient Servant, George Hunt.
Pub.d. by Geo Hunt, 18 Tavistock Street Covent Garden 1826.
Coloured aquatint. Framed. Visible area: 760 x 570mm (30 x 22¼"). Frame: 970 x 780mm (38 x 30¾"). Unexamined out of frame. Some slight damage in lower right-hand corner and on left-hand edge.
A busy street scene depicting life around the Elephant & Castle Tavern, a coaching inn from which the area of London gets its name. In the lower left-hand corner of the image a ground of people crowd around an oyster seller whilst in the centre a well-dressed couple are almost run down by a carriage heading for Brighton. In the lower right-hand corner a man doffs his hat to a young man and woman who walk by him. One of the finest sporting coloured aquatints of the Regency period.
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