A scene from Christie’s auction room in London, 1808, as drawn by Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Pugin for Ackermann’s “Microcosm of London”.
I am completely hung up on this Rowlandson illustration Harry Rinker used in his latest blog post for Worthpoint. Rowlandson prints have a certain recognizeable energy about them. This scene of a bustling auction gallery in 1808 stands in stark contrast to today's online auction "rooms". Doesn't this look like so much more fun? *sigh*