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The Court House, Antigua

The Court House, Antigua

Artist: Clark, William

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1823

Shelfmark: 1786.c.9

Item number: Plate 1

Length: 23.1

Width: 33.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

This is an aquatint of the Courthouse in the town of St John, Antigua and is one of a series of illustrations in the work 'Ten Views in the Island of Antigua' by William Clark (1770-1838), an American explorer and artist. The Court House, built from stone quarried in the North Sound Islands off Antigua's north east coast, was designed by Peter Harrison, an architect from Yorkshire who was responsible for designing many of the important buildings in Jamaica and on America's east coast. In addition to its function as a court room, it also housed the Legislative Council and, when not in official use, was used to host charity balls, dinners and even bazaars.

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