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A Country Fair Pl. 1.
A Country Fair Pl. 1.
Drawn & Etch'd by W. H. Pyne.
Pub.d July 1804 by Pyne & Nattes.
Aquatint with etching, printed in sepia. 230 x 295mm (9 x 11½"), with very large margins.
A busy composition featuring several popular entertainers. To the left is a stage, with a sign inscribed, 'The Grand Pantomine', upon which is a masked clown and dancing women. A crowd has gathered to watch below and to the side, with stalls and sellers in front. More stalls can be seen in the distance. From Pyne's ‘Microcosm: or, a picturesque delineation of the arts, agriculture, manufacturers, &c. of Great Britain'. William Henry Pyne (1769-1843), the son of a London weaver who became an artist and writer, was commissioned to write and illustrate a book by the publisher, William Miller of Albermarle Street, London. The illustrations are particularly notable as they portray British life on the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
[Ref: 62459]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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