Baynton-Williams Gallery: Fine Antiquarian Maps and Prints

Microcosm of London: Newgate Chapel

Microcosm of London: Newgate Chapel
Thomas Rowlandson & Augustus Pugin.
Newgate Chapel.
Pugin & Rowlandson del.t et sculp.t. J.C. Stadler aquat. London Pub. 1st. March 1809 at R Ackermann's Repository of Arts 101 Strand.
Aquatint with fine original hand colour.  235 x 275mm. 
The chapel of Newgate Prison, gaol for London's most serious criminals. On the Sunday before excutions the 'Ordinary', the clergy of Newgate, preached a special sermon: a black coffin would be placed on a table in the centre of the chapel (known as the dock), and the condemned had to sit immediately around the coffin, surrounded by sightseers.
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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