Temple Church London 1808 Antique aquatint from Ackermann’s Repository.


Original hand-coloured antique aquatint of the interior of the Temple Church, London, dated in the plate, 1809.  Church of the Knights Templar and featured in the book The Da Vinci Code. Paper water-marked 1808. Dimensions of the print from the plate mark are approx. 11×9 inches. A nice bright, clean example of Ackermann’s work.  Note: The price shown is ex VAT.

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Source: Ackermann’s Repository of Arts was an illustrated British periodical published from 1809-1829.  Although commonly called Ackermann’s Repository, or simply Ackerman’s, the formal title of the journal was the “Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions, and politics.” This image was part of a monthly publication issued by Ackermann and often ‘bound’ afterwards into the form of a book. Ackermann’s images reflected the social mores of  Regency Georgian London illustrating the lives of both rich and poor.

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