Image of Furnival's Inn by Noted Engraver Sutton, Nicholas. Furnival's Inn, c. 1725. 13" x 18" copperplate engraving, handsomely matted and glazed. Image notably fresh. $400. * This engraving, which has a caption near the top margin, offers a bird's eye view of the courtyard of Furnival's Inn, its buildings and the surrounding neighborhood. The appearance of the Inn and the clothing and vehicles of the figures places the date of this image in the early decades of the eighteenth century. Sutton was highly regarded for his topographical engravings. Many were created for later editions of John Stow's Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, which is probably the source of this plate. Furnival's Inn was an Inn of Chancery attached to Lincoln's Inn that was founded in 1383. Sir Thomas More was a reader at this Inn; Dickens rented rooms there in 1834 to 1837, the time when he was writing the Pickwick Papers.
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