photographed this at the Buckler's Hard 18th
Century Shipbuilding Village in the New forest,
Hampshire England. Unfortunately, my camera case
got in the way. The pictures were used to
recreate the New Inn - which actually looks
to the right is "Interior of an Inn"
(1792). I don't know the title of the picture to
the left. Engraver is Ackerman.
Rudolph Ackermann and his family
deserve a place in this list due to their
monumental contribution to the dissemination of,
particularly, sporting subjects and topographical
prints and their patronage of generations of
artists and engravers over a span of two
centuries. Rudolph founded his Repository of Arts
in the Strand in 1783. Among all his other
achievements was the design of Nelson's funeral
carriage. His son Rudolph junior, founded the
Eclipse Sporting Gallery in Regents Street as a
separate concern in 1826. Rudolph senior died in
1834 and his younger son took over as Ackermann
& Co., remaining in business until 1852.
Meanwhile, Rudolph junior continued at the
Eclipse Sporting Gallery and was succeeded in
1860 by Arthur, his son. The firm continued under
the name of Arthur Ackermann until a few years
title for this : it fetures a woman with two boys
- on sales at ebay November 2002
correct title: Woman with Two Boys (as above).