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Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)

Chaos is Come Again ! 4 Feb 1791

Hand-coloured etching | 38.2 x 51.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 810407

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The Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, managed by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, was demolished in late 1791 to make way for a larger building. Rowlandson’s print, made as news of the planned demolition was becoming known, shows the theatre tumbling down during the performance of a play. Cat. 34