The Residence of John Booker, Esq., His Britannic Majesty’s Vice-Consul at Cronstadt, Russia

Alex Wagnon

Coloured lithograph

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    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Whitehall

    This print after Alex Wagnon depicts the Residence the British Consul-General to Russia, in Kronstadt (or Cronstadt), during the time John Booker, who formerly served as Vice-Consul, was the occupant. On 15th July 1842, Booker received 105 guests at his residence in Kronstadt to celebrate his birthday and the ‘50th anniversary of his agency to the trade of St. Petersburgh’. A wooden building was erected in the garden of the residence for the celebrations and a band of 40 musicians performed, while in the evening actors performed. Two days later, Booker repeated the entire event, inviting some 100 Captains of ships harboured at Kronstadt. Booker died in Kronstadt in 1848, at the age of 78.

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    Artist
    Alex Wagnon
    Title
    The Residence of John Booker, Esq., His Britannic Majesty’s Vice-Consul at Cronstadt, Russia
    Date
    Medium
    Coloured lithograph
    Dimensions
    height: 22.10 cm, width: 34.60 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Holloway's, Banbury, October 2007
    Provenance
    Holloways's Auctioneers, Banbury, 16 October 2007 (Lot 51)
    GAC number
    18153