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'Southwark Bridge, from Bank Side', London, 1827.

Wallis, W

'Southwark Bridge, from Bank Side', London, 1827.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


Steel engraving by W Wallis after an original drawing by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (1792-1864). It shows the road bridge built acros the Thames at Southwark between 1815 and 1819 by the prolific Scottish civil engineer John Rennie (1761-1821), with the dome of St Paul's Cathedral in the distance. Rennie's bridge was replaced by the current bridge in 1921. Published in 'Metropolitan Improvements', by J Elmes and T Shepherd.

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