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Thomas ROWLANDSON

Great Britain 1756 – 1827

artist

Augustus Charles PUGIN

Great Britain 1762 – 1832

artist

RUDOLPH ACKERMANN

publisher (organisation)

T BENSLEY

printer

HARRADEN

aquatintist

HILL

aquatintist

J BLUCK

aquatintist

The Microcosm of London, or, London in miniature, Vol.1. 1808-10 Description: 232pp+iv Part of whole work The Microcosm of London, or, London in miniature

Collection Title: The Microcosm of London, or, London in miniature
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, illustrated books, aquatint, hand-coloured engraving, letterpress Impression: [1st edition]
Publisher: RUDOLPH ACKERMANN
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1808

Edition Notes: Rudolph Ackermann published the 'Microcosm of London' in three volumes between 1808 and 1810. Descriptions of notable London institutions by William Henry Pyne were accompanied by illustrations by Augustus Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson. The entries were arranged alphabetically, to allow the book to be used as ‘a sort of dictionary’. Pugin and Rowlandson worked collaboratively, with the former providing the architecture and the latter peopling the scenes with figures.
Dimensions: page 33.6 h x 27.5 w cm book (overall) 34.8 h x 29.2 w x 3.8 d cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Orde Poynton Esq. CMG 1986
Accession No: NGA 87.163.1