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Print (Coloured Etching, Framed) 'Chemical Lecture at the Surrey Institution' Frederich (Frederick) Accum, by Thomas Rowlandson, London, 1803-1810

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Inventory Number: 11540
Object Type: print
Persons: Thomas Rowlandson (Designer)
Thomas Rowlandson (Publisher)
Date Created: 1803-1810
Place Created: James Street London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Scientific societies Chemistry Prints Collection  
Accession Number: 1949-15
Brief Description: Satirical etching on paper by Thomas Rowlandson showing a lecture by Frederick Accum at the Surrey Institution, London. Accum was the Institution's chemical lecturer from 1803 until about 1810. Other comtemporaries who may be in the audience include Rudolph Ackermann, Sir John Hippersley and Humphry Davy.

Highlighted with red and grey wash. Mounted on sheet of laid paper with border of pen and similar wash.
Frame with black moulding, possibly dating from mid 20th Century.
Primary Inscriptions: Main title: "CHEMICAL LECTURES." Below title: "Designed & Published by T. Rowlandson, James St. Adelphi." Stamp in bottom right hand corner: "RA" On the print on paper in the pocket of one figure: "Accum Lectures" Above the door at the back of the scene: "SURREY INSTITUTION" On reverse in pencil: "Sir Humphry Davie [sic] Royal Institution ----------------- [indecipherable]"
Provenance: Bequeathed by G. H. Gabb.
Collection Group: Gabb Collection
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
246 344 mm

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