The Royal Exchange, London
Signed and dated at lower left, in pen and brown ink, E Dayes 1795
Watercolor, over pencil; framing lines in pen and black ink
8 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches (216 x 171 mm)
Purchased on the Director's Fund in honor of Mrs. Vincent Astor
Dayes, one of the leading topographical artists working at the end of the eighteenth century, was employed to record views for various projects. This highly finished subject is one of a number of architectural views of London made by the artist in the mid-1790s, many of which were later published in Hunter's History of London, 1811.