Creation Date

1808

Era

1800-1900

Medium

Etching with hand colored Aquatint

Dimensions

5 x 7.5

Credit Line

Long-term Loan from the Estate of Boris Blick, 2015

Accession Number

2015.52

Creator Biography

Rudolph Ackermann, British, born in Stollberg, Electorate of Saxony, 1764-1834.

Description

A crowd of cartoonish figures gathers on the floor of Christie's auction room, with figures examining artwork, talking amongst each other, and bidding on pieces. The auctioneer stands at the podium, gesturing to his right with his gavel in hand, where a painting is being handled. Paintings in gilt frames line the walls of the room.

Provenance

Aquatinted by J. Bluck (fl. 1791-1819), from Ackermann's Microcosm of London Vol 1

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Keywords

british print, etching, rudolph ackermann, christie's, 2015.52

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