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Key to a Series of Eight Views, Forming a Panorama of the city of Constantinople and its Environs taken from the Tower of Galata by Henry Aston Barker.
Key to a Series of Eight Views, Forming a Panorama of the city of Constantinople and its Environs taken from the Tower of Galata by Henry Aston Barker.
Henry Aston Barker. [Richard Sawyer].
[Published by Thomas Palser]
Scarce etching with engraved lettering, sheet 465 x 320mm (18¼ x 16½"). Trimmed close to image on right side. Some time staining. Remnants of some prints glued to the reverse.
Henry Aston Barker (1774-1856), spent months in Constantinople making sketches and studies before his drawings were translated into two paintings produced in collaboration with his father Robert Barker. When the painting was finished it measured 10,000 square feet, and was displayed in the lower circle of Robert Barker’s celebrated ‘Panorama’. This was a purpose-built cylindrical building in the heart of Soho where spectators could enjoy the experience of being enveloped in a massive all-embracing view. Visitors were given a circular orientation key diagram to the panorama painting to identify key signs and locations.
[Ref: 56300]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Explanation of the view of Venice, exhibiting in the Panorama, Strand.
Explanation of the view of Venice, exhibiting in the Panorama, Strand.
Ja.s Lee sculp [after Henry Aston Barker].
Printed by Ja.s W. and Chas. Adlard. 23, Bartholomew-close [n.d., 1819].
Wood engraving. Sheet 325 x 470mm (12¾ x 18½"). Laid on canvas, some creasing.
A key to a panorama of Piazza San Marco, with a 37-point key. A keyplate to a view of Athens exhibited in Barker's Panorama in the Strand. This alternative venue to the more famous Panorama in Leicester Square was opened in 1801 by Thomas Edward Barker and Ramsay Richard Reinagle.
[Ref: 56281]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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