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Brookes's Menagerie (London, England)
Original Menagerie, New Road, near Fitzroy Square, London : revived by the late Mr. Brooks's son, Paul.
London : publisher not identified, between 1803 and 1813?
Physical Description:
1 trade card ; 25 x 20 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Eph Ent 9
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Paul Brookes became proprietor of the menagerie in 1803, upon the death of his father Joshua Brookes, who had been the proprietor in the 1760s. Paul appears to have operated the menagerie until 1813, when it was sold to William Herring. See: Plumb, C. The Georgian menagerie. London : I.B. Tauris, 2015 (pages 31-33). Paul's brother was the notable anatomist Joshua Brookes (1761-1833), and specimens from the menagerie contributed to Joshua's studies.
Tradecard,with an aquatint depicting the menagerie. Text printed below the illustration reads: "Who has travell'd for several years to various parts of the globe, for the purpose of collecting and establishing a correspondence by which he will be enabled to obtain a regular supply of the most rare and interesting animals, now has the honor to inform the nobility and gentry that he has on sale a choice collection of curious quadrupeds and birds, chiefly from South America, procured in his last voyage, as well as many remaining of his preceeding voyage to Africa, Asia, and other foreign countries, with others lately purchased as well as pheasants of every variety, poultry, pidgeons, &c."
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Brookes's Menagerie (London, England)
Brookes, Joshua, -1803.
Brookes, Joshua, 1761-1833.
Brookes, Paul, active 1803.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Menageries -- Great Britain.
Trade cards.
Aquatints -- 1803-1813.
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