The Royal Exchange.
Publish'd Oct.r 1. 1781 by T.Malton, No. 8 Carlisle Street, Soho, London.
Aquatint printed in sepia. Platemark: 370 x 505mm, 14½ x 19¾". Repaired damage. Trimmed close to plate.
A view of London's second Royal Exchange, designed by Edward Jerman and opened in 1669, destroyed by fire in 1838. Behind is the dome of St Paul's Cathedral. This plate was drawn and etched by Thomas Malton (1748-1804) for his first series of London views, a dozen plates published 1781-87, larger than his better known 'Pictureque Tour' series. Malton etched a smaller version of this scene, duplicating even the staffage, for the Tour.
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