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Ackermann Rudolf      Pages: 1

(1764-1834). German art publ. and bookseller who opened a shop in the Strand, London, in 1795. He introduced art lithography to Britain, 1817. A. publ. various ill. magazines, e.g. Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, etc., topographical books, e.g. History of the University of Oxford (2 vols, 1814), The Microcosm of London (3 vols, 1808—11), and many travel books, employing artists such as Rowlandson and A. Pugin. The illustrated annual Forget-me-not (begun 1825) was another of A.'s typographic and artistic successes.


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Early 19th Century Aquatint Prints of Oxford




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