Robert Blemmell Schnebbelie, 'Exterior of Drury Lane Theatre'

Robert Blemmell Schnebbelie, 'Exterior of Drury Lane Theatre'

Robert Blemmell Schnebbelie (died 1847)
'Exterior of Drury Lane Theatre'
Signed and dated 1821
Watercolour
Museum no. 638-1877

Developments in lighting throughout the 19th century transformed the way in which artists saw the night. Here, the Drury Lane theatre is shown illuminated by gas light on the occasion of a ball on 18 June 1821 in commemoration of the battle of Waterloo and the coronation of George IV.