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Barker, Henry Aston, 1774–1856

Panorama, Leicester Square : now exhibiting in the lower circle, the splendid view of Paris taken by Mr. H.A. Barker in 1802 : the approbation this view has met with, both for accuracy and grandeur, has induced him to re-open it for a few months previous to exhibiting a view of Grand Cairo, taken by Mr. Salt, who travelled with Lord Valentia, and is now painting by Mr. H.A. Barker.

Additional Title(s):

View of Paris

[London] : J. Adlard, printer, Duke-Street, Smithfield, 1808.
Physical Description:
1 print : woodcut and letterpress ; sheet 39 x 32 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2016 3d
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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"The public is respectfully informed, that the scale upon which the large pictures in the Panorama, Leicester-Square, are painted is nearly ninety feet in diameter, and contains 10,000 square feet of canvas! The smaller ones are fifty feet in diameter. A person always attends to explain the pictures; and during the winter, rooms are heated by introducing warm air."
"Open from ten till dusk. Admittance to each painting one shilling."
Text below the description of Paris: "The upper circle exhibits a view of Weymouth, which will soon close, to be succeeded by the interior of Dublin." In the copy at the Yale Center for British Art, this text has been crossed out in a contemporary hand.
A schematic key to a 360-degree panorama of Paris exhibited at the Leicester Square Panorama, with important buildings and landmarks identified, including La Cité (at top), the Hôtel de Monnaies, Les Invalides, and the Louvre. The diagram reproduces woodcuts originally published to advertise the Paris panorama in 1803, with minor changes.
Subject Terms:
Panorama (Leicester Square, London, England)
Panoramas -- Great Britain.
Paris (France) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Paris (France) -- Pictorial works.
Woodcuts -- 1808.
Adlard, James, printer.
Panorama (Leicester Square, London, England)

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