Birmingham Town Hall Warwickshire

£20.00

Antique steel engraving of the Birmingham Town Hall. An example of Roman revival architecture. Original print published c.1845. Antique print supplied mounted to 10×8 inches (ready to frame) in conservation quality ‘antique white’ mount-board. Engraved area approx. 6×4 inches. Note: Price shown is ex VAT.

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Birmingham Town Hall is a Grade I listed concert hall and venue for popular assemblies opened in 1834 and situated in Victoria Square, Birmingham, England. The first of the monumental town halls that would come to characterise the cities of Victorian England. It was the first significant work of the 19th century revival of Roman architecture. Original antique print published 1845 in ‘Curiosities of Great Britain. England and Wales Delineated. Historical, Entertaining & Commercial, Alphabetically Arranged  by Thomas Dugdale, Antiquarian. Assisted by William Burnett.’ (Dugdale was a professional artist, whilst Burnett was a civil engineer by profession.) Together they produced a series of steel engraved prints of English and Welsh architectural and topographical features, together with County Maps, The first edition was published c.1845.

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