Current Exhibitions

London at Large: A Wall Sized Map
July 15 — November 6, 2016 | Sinton Gallery
Collection of  Randolph and Sallie Wadsworth

Jean Rocque (France, active 1734–62) and John Pine (England, 1690–1756), Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark (detail); 1737–46, engraving

Jean Rocque (France, active 1734–62) and
John Pine (England, 1690–1756), Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark (detail); 1737–46, engraving

Journey past the Houses of Parliament,Westminster Abbey, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, as well as through cow pastures, timber yards, and waterworks, as you trace your way through London in the mid-1700s. This wall-sized map of London and its environs reveals the 18th-century metropolis in astonishing detail. Measuring 7 x 13 feet, the map illustrates the London inhabited by Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, and other English painters in the Taft collection. The massive work on paper represents a monumental achievement in cartography, or mapmaking, and offers a unique way to experience the history of one of the world’s great cities.

Exhibition Support Generously Provided By
Ellen and George Rieveschl Endowment
Warrington Exhibition Endowment
Chellgren Family Endowment

Season Funder
ArtsWave

Operating Support
Ohio Arts Council

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