London. Pub Jany 1, 1808 at R. Ackermann’s Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint with large margins. Platemark: 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼").
An interior view of Astley's Amphitheatre at Westminster Bridge Road, as rebuilt in 1803 after one of several fires in its history. The scene shows a performance in progress. A man is balancing on the backs of three horses and the ring master is dressed as a clown. Published in Ackermann's famous work, the 'Microcosm of London', the figures were drawn by the famous caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson and the architecture by Augustus Pugin.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
[Ref: 34071] £220.00