'Ackermann's Transparency, Exhibited to commemorate the Peace, June 1814'.
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Hand coloured etching and aquatint published by Ackermann's Repository to commemorate victory in the Napoleonic Wars. Framed in an architectural facade are seven women representing temperance, fortune, faith, charity, hope, justice and providence respectively. Rudolf Ackermann (1764-1834) was a German art publisher who published coloured engravings from his premises on The Strand, London. From a collection of prints and books documenting the early history of the gas industry amased by Sir Arthur Elton.