A View of the Canal, Chinese Building, Rotundo, &c. in Ranelagh Gardens, with the Masquerade.Vüe du Canal, du Bātiment, Chinois, de la Rotunda, &cc. des Jardins de Ranelagh un jour de Masquerade.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament. Printed for & Sold by Rob.t. Sayer at the Golden Buck opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street.
Hand-coloured etching. Framed. Plate: 400 x 260mm, (15¾ x 10¼"). Frame: 585 x 440mm, (23 x 17"). Unexamined out of frame. Some rubbing in sky.
A view of the Chinese House and Rotunda in Ranelagh Gardens on the bank of the Thames at Cheslsea. Ranelagh House and gardens, located next to the Chealsea Hospital, were bought in 1751 by a syndicate led by the proprietor of the Drury Lane and was opened to the public the following year. It was in the gardens that the masquerade was introduced to a wider public, it had formerly been an aristocratic entertainment.
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