"A Brewhouse Yard" (Whitbread's Brewery, Chiswell St.) 1791 Mezzotint

Code: 10517


H: 51cm (20.1")W: 66cm (26")


"A Brewhouse Yard" (Whitbread's Brewery, Chiswell Street)
Richard Earlom (1743-1822) after George Garrard, A.R.A. (1760-1826)
Mezzotint on laid paper (scratch letter proof before title)
Second state (of three)
Published by John and Josiah Boydell
London, 1791

Measures: (51 cm x 66 cm)

p.46 Stephen Deuchar, "Paintings, Politics & Porter: Samuel Whitbread II (1764-1815) and British Art", Museum of London, 1984

A good impression of an early state of this print, with margins. An attractive image which depicts the activity outside the Great Storehouse on the South Yard of Messrs Whitbread's Brewery, Chiswell Street, Islington, London. Drays are being loaded with barrels and the carthorses prepared, ready for delivery. By the end of the 18th Century, Whitbread's brewery was London's biggest producer of beer and production, which used a steam engine designed by James Watts, was so impressive that it was visited by King George III and Queen Charlotte in May 1787.

George Garrard was a protégé of Samuel Whitbread and exibited the original painting at the Royal Academy in the year this print was published. 

See BM 1880,1113.4002 and Lot 44, Christie's, 12 Mar 2008, "British Mezzotints and Printed Handkerchiefs from the Collection of the Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd" (Live Auction 5437), [Realised GBP 1,000].