Bow Street Office.
London. Pub March 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 with a crowd in Bow Street Office, a Magistrates Court where criminals were brought and their cases heard and witnesses gave evidence before the magistrate. The original six Bow Street Runners, whose role was to apprehend and capture the criminals, was increased to 70 men in 1792. 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: 34075] £220.00