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Edward Dayes

Edward Dayes (1763–1804)
The Royal Exchange, London
Watercolor, over pencil; framing lines in pen and black ink
Signed and dated at lower left, in pen and brown ink, E Dayes 1795
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
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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.

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