A Fine View of the Royal Excise Office from 1810 Rowlandson, Thomas [1756-1827]. Pugin, Augustin Charles [1762-1832]. Excise Office, Broad Street. London: R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, February 1, 1810. Attractively glazed and matted 11" x 9" aquatint in handsome 15-1/2" x 13-1/2" wooden frame, small plaque to center of bottom. Light toning to margins, image vivid. An attractive piece. $500. * Plate 103 from The Microcosm of London. Published over a 26-month period, this series depicted over 100 scenes of city life in London during the Regency. The settings were rendered by Pugin; the human activity by Rowlandson. Although Rowlandson is famous as a satirical artist, people in the Microcosm are drawn more realistically.
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