Artwork - An exact prospect of the magnificent stone bridge at Westminster

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  • Title: An exact prospect of the magnificent stone bridge at Westminster
  • Artist: Thomas H. Willson
  • Date: 1747--
  • Medium: Coloured line engraving
  • Dimensions: 43.6cm (h) x 117cm (w) x - (d) x - (dia)
  • Categories: Buildings
  • Catalogue number: WOA 180
  • Description: An exact prospect of the magnificent stone bridge at Westminster with a view of the Abbey, Lambeth Palace and other buildings &c up the river Thames. Sub-title: \'Drawn on the Spot by a Skilful hand in August 1747\'. Panoramic view of Westminster Bridge in 1747 with key to show certain locations including Westminster Hall, the Abbey and Lambeth Palace. Another edition was issued in 1751. Willson\'s engraving is a great deal more accurate than Canaletto\'s version and shows the massive stone balustrade which, pedestrians complained, obstructed the view.
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