The Long Room, Custom House.
London. Pub July 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 the Long Room in the Custom House, Lower Thames Street, London. The house was rebuilt in 1717-25 by Thomas Ripley on the foundations of an earlier house by Wren. It was destroyed by fire 1814. The Long Room was where customs men received offical documents. 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.
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