Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street.
London. Pub Oct.r 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 a full Freemans Hall in Queen Street, London, the headquarters and meeting place for the Masonic Lodges in the London area. In 1775 the premier Grand Lodge purchased a house on Queen Street, behind which was a garden and a second house. A competition was held for the design of a Grand Hall to link the two houses. The winning design was by draughtsman, watercolour artist, architect and teacher, Thomas Sandby. 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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