Rudolph Ackermann, English, b. Germany, 1764–1834 Search this
Brush and wash, etching and aquatint on paper
London, United Kingdom, Europe
February 1, 1808
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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.