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Aquatic Theatre, Sadler's Wells

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    23rd August 1813 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (engraver)
    Laurie & Whittle (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Purchased from the funds of the Gabrielle Enthoven Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Z, shelf 6, box A

Physical description

Engraving lettered with the title, 'Aquatic Theatre, Sadler's Wells', and 'Published Augt. 23, 1813, by Jas. Whittle & Richd. Laurie, 53, Fleet Street, London.'

Place of Origin

London (published)


23rd August 1813 (published)


Unknown (engraver)
Laurie & Whittle (publishers)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'Published Augt. 23, 1813, by Jas. Whittle & Richd. Laurie, 53, Fleet Street, London.'
Lettered with title and



Height: 30.4 cm, Width: 45 cm

Object history note

The engraving is referred to in 'The History of Clerkenwell' by William J. Pinks, 1865, p.429. It is reproduced in 'The Story of Sadler’s Wells' by Dennis Arundell, 1965, facing p.67.

Descriptive line

'Aquatic Theatre, Sadler's Wells'. Engraving by an unknown artist, showing the view of Sadler's Wells Theatre from the south-east, with the New River in the foreground. Published by Robert Whittle and Richard Laurie, London, 1813.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1968 London: HMSO, 1969.



Subjects depicted

Coaches; Parasols; Trees; Fishing; Women; Water; Children; Walking; Horses; Whips; Men; Theatres; Boys; Rivers




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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