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Barker, Robert, 1739–1806
Now exhibiting in the second circle, a view of Edinburgh and the surrounding country : the contemplation of this grand and delightful scene, and an earnest desire to represent it entire, were the first circumstances which impressed Mr. Barker's mind with the idea of a panorama : the public may now form a judgment of the comparative excellence of three views, reckoned by men of taste the finest in Europe, namely, Constantinople and Plymouth, which have been exhibited, and Edinburgh, which is now open.
Additional Title(s):
View of Edinburgh and the surrounding country.
London : H. Barker, 1806
Physical Description:
1 print : woodcut and letterpress ; 27.3 x 22.1 cm.
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"Mr. Barker, inventor and proprietor of the Panorama, Leicester-Square, has no connection with the Panorama in the Strand, nor with any other painting in London. A succession of views will be continued as usual. Open from ten till dusk. Admittance to each painting one shilling. N.B. A person always attends to explain the painting."
At head of print: "Panorama, Leicester Square."
A schematic key to the 360-degree panorama of Edinburgh by Robert Barker and his son Henry Aston Barker. Important buildings and places are identified. Barker's original panorama of Edinburgh was completed in the mid 1780s. The Barkers updated (and repainted?) this panorama for exhibition at Leicester Square from 1804 to 1807. See: Hyde, Ralph. Gilded scenes and shining prospects: panoramic views of British towns, 1575-1900 (New Haven, 1985).
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Pictorial works.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Panorama (Leicester Square, London, England)
Panoramas -- Great Britain.
Panoramas -- Scotland -- Edinburgh.
Woodcuts -- 1807.
Barker, Henry Aston, 1774-1856.
Adlard, James, printer.

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