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Synagogue, Dukes Place, Houndsditch - PUGIN, Augustus Charles - 1809. 
R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts London 1809 - Aquatint published as plate 82 of Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London' (1808-10). Sheet size: 39 x 43cm; image size: 24.9 x 29.5cm. Fine aquatint of the interior of The Great Synagogue printed after a drawing by Augustus Charles Pugin (17621832), an Anglo-French artist, architectural draughtsman, and writer on medieval architecture. The Great Synagogue was a hub for Ashkenazi Jews in London before being destroyed in the London Blitz on 10 May 1941. Pugin succeeds in conveying the strict beauty of the Ionic columns supporting the balconies and the classical decoration of the building, designed by architect James Spiller. The image originally appeared in the popular illustrated magazine of the period, 'Ackermann's Repository of Arts'. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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