London. Pub. 1st Dec.r, 1808 at R. Ackermann’s Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Coloured aquatint. 235 x 275mm (9¼ x 10½") very large margins.
A view of the 14th Century Guard Room of Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop's principle audience room. The magnificent arch-braced roof is contemporary to that of Westminster Hall. A plate from Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London' (1808-9), a landmark publication in the documentation of London, bringing together two specialist artists, Thomas Rowlandson to design the figures and Augustus Pugin to provide the architectural draughtsmanship. The result was a series of scenes unprecedented in their combination of vivid activity and architectual accuracy.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
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