From an Original Drawing in the Possession of Rob.t Sayer.
London, Printed for Robt. Sayer No. 53 in Fleet Street. Published as the Act directs 20 May 1772 [& 30 August 1772].
Pair of mezzotints, image 470 x 555mm. Trimmed just within plate, false margins added.
A fine pair of satires on the contemporary social scene, showing the well-do-do at the Royal Academy and Pantheon. In the Royal Academy view James Barry's 'Temptation of Adam' takes pride of place on the walls. The Pantheon was a place of public entertainment on the south side of Oxford Street, designed by James Wyatt. It opened in 1772, when the main rotunda was one of the largest rooms in England. Orginally built as a set of winter assembly rooms, it was later briefly converted into a theatre. Before being demolished in 1937, it was a bazaar and a wine merchant's show room for over a hundred years. Michel Vincent Brandoin (1733 - 1790), known as Charles Brandoin, was a Swiss painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, and caricaturist who working out of London.
Wessely 100.II. Royal Academy CS:44, state ii of iii; Pantheon CS: 45, only state.
[Ref: 7473] £1,650.00