[Town Square of]Yarmouth
Medium: Engraving, coloured
View of the market place of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. The artist Thomas Rowlandson (1756- 1827) had a reputation for cleverly capturing figures and scenes from Georgian contemporary life in a unique caricature style. He had a keen eye for satire and produced many complicated street scenes of urban life. There are many interesting details in this view: to the left is Down's Book and Print Warehouse Copper Plate & Letter Printing Press and to the right a row of smaller, older looking buildings. There are many market traders selling their goods. A row of soldiers are lined up in the street. St Nicholas's Church dominates the market place, and is an usually imposing size for a parish church.