London. Pub Feb. 1, 1808 at R. Ackermann’s Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint with large margins. Platemark: 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼").
The Bartholomew Fair was one of London's pre-eminent summer Charter fairs or street markets. The fair was established to fund the Priory of St Bartholomew and from 1133 to 1855 it took place on 24th August within the precincts of the Priory at West Smithfield, outside Aldersgate of the City of London. 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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