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Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)

Chaos is Come Again ! 4 Feb 1791

Hand-coloured etching | 38.2 x 51.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 810407

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The Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, managed by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, was demolished in late 1791 to make way for a larger building. Rowlandson’s print, made as news of the planned demolition was becoming known, shows the theatre tumbling down during the performance of a play. Cat. 34
  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827) (etcher)

    SW Fores : 3 Piccadilly (publisher)

  • 38.2 x 51.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    34.2 x 50.1 cm (platemark)

  • Perhaps one of the prints acquired from the descendants of Samuel Fores in 1854

    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • St James's [London]
                    • Her Majesty's Theatre [London]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Theatres