|Method||Copper engraving with hand colouring|
|Published||London, Printed for Robt. Sayer Map & Printseller, at the Golden Buck near Serjeants Inn Fleet Street. [c.1775]|
|Dimensions||Image 230 x 335 mm, Plate 250 x 350 mm, Sheet 310 x 440 mm|
An allegorical print representing 'Architecture'. Originally part of a series of six, the scenes are set within idealised classical ruins with figures partaking in each of the six arts.
'Architecture' is represented by six figures in a more elaborate classical architectural setting. The building in the background is still under construction, with it partially under scaffolding. Two of the figures are handling a ladder and are in the process of construction. Two other men are more finely dressed and are appraising the architectural plans.
Condition: Time toning to sheet, overall surface dirt and staining from previous mount, large repaired tear to left side of image.