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G. Lewis pinx.t. F.C. Lewis sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 115 x 140mm (4½ x 5½"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
The interior of a cooper's workshop, with men making a barrel. The chiarioscuro lighting of the scene is inspired by the works of Joseph Wright of Derby.
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[Shops] Harding Howell & Co.
[Shops] Harding Howell & Co. 89 Pall Mall.
For No.3 of Ackermann's Repository of Arts &c. Pub March 1809, 101, Strand, London.
Hand coloured aquatint. Sheet 140 x 235mm (5½ x 9¼"), Trimmed within plate.
Customers in the haberdashery department of perhaps the very first true department store, in business 1796 to 1820. The departments were: fur and fans, fabric for dresses, haberdashery, jewelry and clocks, perfume and millinery. Numbered 'Plate 12' upper right, for Rudolph Ackermann's 'Repository of Arts' periodical, published from 1809-1829. The formal title of the publication was "Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics", and it discussed and illustrated day to day life, and influenced English taste in fashion, architecture and literature.
Ink stamp of the 'Radio Times Hulton Library'.
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