Fair in Hyde Park. August, 1814.
Etching, printed on yellow paper. Sheet: 320 x 200mm, (12½ x 8") large margins.
A scene in Hyde Park at the Jubilee Fair, part of the Peace Celebrations of 1814, one of the most spectacular events ever held in Hyde Park. Depicted are a large cowd of people standing by stalls labelled 'Wellington' and 'Blucher' selling mementos. In the centre of the crowd is a large dias with dancing and a band, next to which is a stall labelled 'Royal Museum Tower of London.' The 500 booths had everything from sword swallowers to printing presses producing views of the scene. Lady Julia Gordon (1775–1867, neé Julia Isabella Levina Bennet) was a pupil of both J.M.W. Turner and Thomas Girtin. Her husband, General Sir James Willoughby Gordon, was Quartermaster General during the Peninsular Wars.
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