Photograph: Cross-Readings at Charing Cross (with a view of the new National Gallery)
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Photograph of an aquatint coloured by hand, perhaps engraved by Charles Hunt, published by W. Soffe. Original: National Gallery History Collection (H31), presented by C.W. Wallerstein, 1917. ‘Jim Crow’, a popular song and dance advertised here on one of the bill stickers, was performed in 1836, almost certainly at the Adelphi Theatre, London. The National Gallery building, which was begun in 1833 and completed in 1838, is seen still partially encased in scaffolding. The area in the foreground was laid out as Trafalgar Square in the 1840s. Copy photograph: National Gallery. Neg. M1553.
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