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Designer:
Augustus Charles Pugin, French, active Great Britain, ca. 1762–1832  Search this
Thomas Rowlandson, British, 1756–1827  Search this
Print Maker:
John Bluck, British, 1791–1832  Search this
Publisher:
Rudolph Ackermann, English, b. Germany, 1764–1834  Search this
Medium:
Brush and wash, etching and aquatint on paper
Type:
architecture, interiors
Print
Object Name:
Print
Made in:
London, United Kingdom, Europe
Date:
February 1, 1808
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Plate showing Christie's Auction Room from the series 'Microcosm of London.' A crowd stands in a high-ceilinged room, with light streaming in through high windows. Paintings in ornate frames are hung salon-style, with vaguely recognizable classical compositions: an Annunciation, an Adoration, a saint, an equestrian scene, a portrait. A reclining Venus is displayed on the auction stand, and before her a lively and colorful crowd is shown, with detailed dress and caricatured features.
Credit Line:
Gift of Hamill and Barker
Accession Number:
1961-105-229
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1961-105-229