Regency Man Monday – Rudolph Ackermann

Rudolph Ackermann
April 20, 1764
–March 30, 1834

Ackermann was a bookseller, inventor, lithographer, publisher and businessman. He was born in Germany and as a young man he moved to Paris and then to London. Once in London he set up a print shop and art school in The Strand. He then progressed to setting up a lithographic press.

In 1809 he established his Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions. This was a monthly publication that was in production until 1892. Ackermann’s (as it was known in some circles) was a major influence in English cultural life.

Further reading:
Rudolph Ackermann – Wikipedia
Ackermann’s Repository – Wikipedia
Rudolph Ackermann and his Repository of Art by Laura Boyle – Jane Austen Centre
Ackerman’s [sic] Repository of Arts – Antique Prints

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