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Royal Institution, Albemarle Street
  • Thomas Rowlandson, artist
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
    Augustus Charles Pugin, artist
    born: Paris, France ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Royal Institution, Albemarle Street, 1809
  • The Microcosm of London
  • Where object was made: London, England, United Kingdom
  • etching, aquatint, hand coloring
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 199 x 260 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 13/16 x 10 1/4 in
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 232 x 276 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 9 1/8 x 10 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 282 x 337 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 1/8 x 13 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of David H. Weinglass and Marilyn Carbonell in Honor of Stephen Goddard
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0034

This image depicts the Royal Institution on Albemarle Street, England. It shows a large library with men sitting at a table, standing and talking, and browsing the shelves. The library itself is tall enough to be two stories high, with a walkway around the base of the higher level.