Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834) was born in Saxony. He was an Anglo-German bookseller, inventor, printmaker, publisher and businessman. Active in London from 1787. He started becoming a carriage designer when he was 18. In 1795 he opened his first print shop, where he sold prints, books, artist materials and exhibited paintings. In 1797 he moved to larger premises and he began publishing decorative hand-coloured prints. In 1809 Ackermann launched the monthly magazine The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics in illustrated British periodical. A new issue of the magazine was published every month until 1829. A few months after he closed the magazine, he had a stroke that left him paralysed. He handed over his business to his sons in 1832.
"Walking dress" is an original cooper plate, hand coloured etching from the 1811. Framed and glazed, with Certificate of Authenticity on the reverse.The print first time was published in Ackermann's periodical: The Repository of Art, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics, Vol. VI (1811), nr 34 (October).
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This print was a Gift Aided donation to FARA Fulham - New King's Road