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House of Commons
  • 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
  • House of Commons, 1808
  • The Microcosm of London
  • Where object was made: London, England, United Kingdom
  • etching, aquatint, hand coloring
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 193 x 258 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 5/8 x 10 3/16 in
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 236 x 287 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 9 5/16 x 11 5/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 284 x 340 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 3/16 x 13 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of David H. Weinglass and Marilyn Carbonell in Honor of Stephen Goddard
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0035

This image shows men in the House of Commons. Most of them are sitting on the benches around the edge of the room. There are also several men sitting in the balcony seats. There are ornate metal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. A man in a blue jacket is speaking to the House beside a desk or table in the center of the room. Four men in black robes and white wigs appear to be presiding over the gathering from behind this desk.