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Fair in Hyde Park. August, 1814.
Fair in Hyde Park. August, 1814.
I.G. [Lady Julia Gordon.]
Etching 155 x 270mm (6 x 10½"). Nicks in edges. Short tear in image.
The Jubilee Fair, part of the Peace Celebrations of 1814, one of the most spectacular events ever held in Hyde Park. 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.
[Ref: 55250]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Exhibition of Ancient Mexico at the Egyptian Hall Piccadilly.
Exhibition of Ancient Mexico at the Egyptian Hall Piccadilly.
Lith. & Printed by A. Aglio 30 Newman St Oxford St.
[London: William Bullock, 1825?]
Lithograph. Sheet 185 x 360mm (7¼ x 14¼"). Trimmed to image on three sides, original folds.
The interior of the Egyptian Hall during the exhibition of Mexican artifacts collected by William Bullock, proprietor of the hall, on a visit in 1822. The exhibits include a circular calendar and snake statues. This lithograph is probably from 'A descriptive catalogue of the exhibition, entitled Ancient and Modern Mexico: containing a panoramic view of the present city, specimens of the natural history of New Spain'.
[Ref: 55322]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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