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[Town Square of]Yarmouth

[Town Square of]Yarmouth

Medium: Engraving, coloured

Date: 1799

Shelfmark: Vol 31

Item number: 40.c

Length: 39.5

Width: 51.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

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.

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