Astley's Amphitheatre: 1808

Rudolph Ackermann

Astley's Amphitheatre: 1808
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 27cm x 22cm

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Interior of Astley's Amphitheatre at Westminster Bridge Road, as rebuilt in 1803 after one of several fires in its history. Scene showing a performance in progress. A man is balancing on the backs of three horses and the ring master is dressed as a clown. Illustration from Ackermann's 'The Microcosm of London', Vol. I, plate 4, opposite page.23. Coloured etching and aquatint.

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