|Method||Aquatint with hand colouring|
|Artist||Joseph Constantine Stadler after Augustus Charles Pugin|
|Published||London pubd June 1 1814 at 101 Strand, for Ackermann's History of Cambridge|
|Dimensions||Image 200 x 263 mm Plate 255 x 295 mm Sheet 284 x 350 mm|
An attractive street view showing the exterior of St Peter's College from Rudolph Ackermann's A History of the University of Cambridge, its Colleges, Halls and Public Buildings. A man droves sheep and a cow down the road.
The German born Joseph Constantine Stadler (1780-1822) was a painter and aquatint engraver. He began working in London in the 1780s with ambitious topographical works. He worked on various publications with artists such as Joseph Farington, who made the drawings for 'An History of the River Thames' by William Combe (1794-6), Robert Bowyer with Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg's 'Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain' (1801) and on many publications for Rudolph Ackermann, including 'Views of London' (1812-22) and 'Public Schools' (1816). In 1787 he exhibited four landscapes at the Royal Academy in London, and in 1822 he engraved the 18 plates for Thomas Rowlandson's 'Sketches from Nature' (1822).
Condition: Light crease to left of sheet and image. Two pin holes at top, not affecting image.