FREE daily The museum is closed Plan your visit For families For schools Collections

About this object

  • Maker:

    Setchel, J.F.

  • ID:

    A15471

  • Production date:

    1821

  • Location:

    In Store

  • The design of this uncoloured print produced in 1821 is derived from a fan design of the early eighteenth century. It was intended to convey appeal to an earlier age of London, namely 1721 and was produced for an antiquarian audience interested in the historical manners and customs of London. It shows Bartholomew Fair, the most famous fair in London, which was held in Smithfield. The Fair had achieved enormous popularity, shown in this crowded scene with numerous entertainments on offer. The particular date of 1721 may have been chosen because it was a time specially noted for dramatic performances and the famous people who attended them. Here Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole may be the well dressed figure on the right.

  • Measurements

    H 349 mm; W 600 mm (paper)

  • Materials

    paper; ink

  • Last Updated

    2019-11-25

FURTHER INFORMATION
?

Record quality:

What is this?

Not every record in Collections Online is complete. Some have low quality images designed purely for recognition, while some have been catalogued only to a basic standard. This graphic is designed to give you an impression of the quality of data you can see. 100% meets all our current data standards and has a high quality image, 20% is a basic record with no image. Individual record quality can change over time as new photography is carried out and records are worked on.

X