View's of London. No. 2.Entrance of St Georges Road or the Obelisk Turnpike with a view of the Royal Circus.
Publish'd Sep.t 1. 1797. by R. Ackermann 101. Strand.
Aquatint, printed in blue and brown, with some hand finishing. 360 x 460mm (14¼ x 18"). Paper watermarked 'J. Whatman 1794'. Damaged. Some repairs, glue stains in margins.
A view looking past the obelisk in St George's Circus to the toll gates on Great Surrey Street (Blackfriars Road). Dagaty has also included detail of the street traffic, including a coach, cart and horse riders. The 'Royal Circus and Equestrian Philharmonic Academy' opened in 1782, specialising in equestrian displays. Two years after this print it burned down, and again in 1805, after which it was rebuilt as the Surrey Theatre. This plate was the second in a set of six plates in a 'Views of London' series, showing the main entrances into London, all marshalled by turnpikes. However this plate Dagety was replaced by Thomas Rowlandson. It is uncertain who Dagety was, although he was possibly Edouard Gautier d'Agoty.
Adams: 78.2. (see 33726 for the first plate, 'Entrance of Piccadilly or Hyde Park Corner Turnpike'.
[Ref: 33727] £220.00