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unknown artist, eighteenth century
after unknown artist

Handbill of Bermondsey Spa Gardens

Letterpress on smooth, moderately thick, cream wove paper
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 10 7/16 × 7 inches (26.5 × 17.8 cm)

Lettered: "BY ROYAL AUTHORITY | G.III R. | Bermondsey Spa Gardens | GRANGE ROAD SOUTHWARK ON THE LOWER ROAD TO DEPTFORD | On TUESDAY Sep 1st 1789 will be exhibited | A REPRESENTATION OF | The Seige of Gibraltar | ON A | More grand and Larger scale than has ever been seen in this kingdom | The summit of the Rock 50 feet and more than 200 feet in legnth | WITH A PROPER NUMBER OF | Floating Batteries, Ships, Sloops, Cutters, Gunboats, | &c &c | The fictitious Water on which they appear to swim contains 122,000 square feet | The blowing up of the Floating Batteies the sinking of the boats the execution of the | Gunboatsand the different Exertions and Distress as were in the real Seige | WILL BE TRULY REPRESENTED | That it cannot but give most full satisfaction ot the Beholders. | The EXTENSIVE PREMISES will be ENLOVEN'D with | BRILLIANT ILLUMINATIONS | So as to render the Whole a most lively and pleasing appearance. | A Concert of Vocal and Instrumental MUSIC. | EXHIBITION of capital paintings & a great Addition in the Gardens | With a Transparency representing | HIS MAJESTY seated on a THRONE | 12 FEET BY 9 PAINTED BY THE PROPRIETOR | The Doors to be opened at Five O'Clock - Admittance 3s each. | Printed by T. GEOGHEGAN No 3 Kent Street Borough Southwark'

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
advertisements | architectural subject | handbills | pleasure gardens
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