Newgate. 1899. Etching. Rinder 300.ii/iii. 6 3/16 x 4 7/8 (sheet 7 9/16 x 5 7/8). Series: London Set contained twelve subjects. Thirty-five sets were published by Richard Gutekunst in 1900, with a few separate impressions of each subject, and printed by the artist at Messrs. Brooker's in London. This print was number eleven in the set. Illustrated: Salaman, Modern Masters of Etching. Printed with plate tone on off-white laid paper. Signed in pencil. $450.
An image reminiscent of Charles Meryon's 1854 etching, La Rue des Mauvais Garçons.
Another impression is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Newgate Prison was a prison at the corner of Newgate Street and Old Bailey Street just inside the City of London, England, originally at the site of Newgate, a gate in the Roman London Wall. Built in the 12th century and demolished in 1904, the prison was extended and rebuilt many times, and remained in use for over 700 years, from 1188 to 1902.
For much of its history, a succession of criminal courtrooms were attached to the prison, commonly referred to as the "Old Bailey". The present Old Bailey (officially, Central Criminal Court) now occupies much of the site of the prison.
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