Leaden Hall Market a plate from the "Microcosm of London"
London: R. Ackermann's Repository, 1809. Plate number 50 from Ackermann's "Microcosm of London". A lovely aquatint. The architectural details were drawn by Pugin, and Rowlandson drew the figures. (both are credited on the sheet). The aquatinting was done by J.C. Sadler. Glazed and framed in a black and gilt frame. Total size: 405 x 345 mm (16 x 13½ inches). Ackermann produced this work between 1807 and 1810. One of the greatest of the colour plate books. "The plates by Rowlandson and Pugin present an unrivalled picture of London in early 19th century, of historic value, as many of the buildings no longer exist" (Tooley).
Condition: Very nice clean impression of this plate, with good colouring. The frame is sound, but with a little rubbing to the edges. Can be removed from the glazed frame and sent as a print in mount if desired.