Board Of Trade.
London Pub. Octr. 1st. 1809, at R. Ackermann’s Repository of Arts 101 Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint with large margins. Platemark: 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼").
The Board of Trade originated as a committee of inquiry in the 17th century and evolved gradually into a government department with a diverse range of functions. This department is now known as the Department of Trade and Industry, headed by a Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, who is also President of the Board of Trade. The full Board has met only once since the mid-19th century, during commemorations of the bicentenary of the Board in 1986. 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. Numbered 'Plate 86.' upper right. On Whatman paper watermarked 1808.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
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