'Opposition Lights', London, 1 December 1808.

'Opposition Lights', London,  1 December 1808.
2 7 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 19cm


Aquatint published by S Tipper on 1 December 1808 for the 'Satirist', showing a cynical view of the many faces of lighting including sunlight, candlelight, oil lights and gas lights. Taken from a collection of prints and books documenting the early history of the gas industry amased by Sir Arthur Elton.

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