Rudolph Ackermann

Set of Three Prints of English Country Houses


Comprising three hand-colored engravings from Ackermann's Repository of Arts: Entrance Front of His Majesty's Cottage; Delaford Park, The Seat of C. Clows Esq.; Colcorton Hall, The Seat of Sir Geo. Beaumont, Bart. Dimensions noted are framed; the sheet size: 5 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. Each set within hand-drawn French mats and faux bois painted wood frames. Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834) was a German immigrant to England and a seminal figure in the history of color plate books. He was the first to recognize the commercial possibilities of aquatint, and effectively launched this very English type of illustration. In 1797 Ackermann opened his business "The Repository of Arts" in London's Strand, and published two color plate books in 1808 and 1809 which secured Ackermann's reputation:: The Microcosm of London and The Repository of Arts, a monthly magazine of fashion and cultural news, which continued for twenty years. The color plates featured within the pages were highly influential as models of the latest styles.

Framed: Height: 12.875 x Width: 15.5 x Depth: 1 inches Paper: Height: 5.75 x Width: 9.75 inches