Edward Dayes

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Edward Dayes
(1763–1804)

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

1986.44
Item description: 

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.