C1816

View of the Vauxhall Iron Bridge.

Superb engraving of the new stone bridge over the Thames with seven arches designed and built by John Rennie. Building commenced on 9 May 1811, when Lord Dundas laid the foundation stone of the bridge on the northern bank.

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Full Title:

View of the Vauxhall Iron Bridge.

Date:

C1816

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

420mm 
x 260mm
AUTHENTICITY
View of the Vauxhall Iron Bridge. - Antique View from 1816

Genuine antique
dated:

1816

Description:

Superb engraving of the new stone bridge over the Thames with seven arches designed and built by John Rennie. Building commenced on 9 May 1811, when Lord Dundas laid the foundation stone of the bridge on the northern bank.

James Whittle (1757 - 1818)

Whittle worked for Robert Sayer and became his junior partner, with Robert Laurie, as Sayer & Co, in 1790 subsequently becoming the successor in partnership with Laurie.

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Robert Laurie (1755 - 1836)

Born in London son of Robert and Ann Lowry (he sometimes used this name early in his career). In 1770 the Society of Arts awarded him a silver platter for a drawing, and in 1775 and 1776 premiums of five and ten guineas for patterns for calico printing. In 1776 he was given an award of thirty guineas for disclosing a new method of printing mezzo tints in colour. He worked independently for a few years before returning to work with Robert Sayer. In 1794 he took over the business, acquiring the entire stock for £5,000, in partnership with James Whittle.

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