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Microcosm of London: Egyptian Hall, Mansion House

Microcosm of London: Egyptian Hall, Mansion House
Thomas Rowlandson & Augustus Pugin.
Egyptian Hall, Mansion House.
Pugin & Rowlandson del.t et sculp.t J. Bluck aquat. Pub 1st. Jan.y 1809 at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts 101 Strand, London.
Aquatint with fine original hand colour. Watermarked Whatman 1808  230 x 275mm. 
The main reception hall of Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London, built by George Dance, completed 1752. It gained its nickname despite the absence of any Egyptian motifs.
From Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London', a series of views with the figures drawn by the caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson and the buildings by architectural draughtsman Augustus Pugin.

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