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Victoria Station, Manchester, 1848.

Tait, Arthur Fitzwilliam

Victoria Station, Manchester, 1848.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


Lithograph, drawn and lithographed by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819-1905), showing a street scene outside Manchester's Victoria Station, which was opened in 1844. The London & North Western Railway was formed in 1846 and became known as the 'Premier line'. A F Tait learned the techniques of lithography while in Manchester during the 1830s and 1840s. During his early career, he produced many detailed architectural prints, later going on to become a member of the American Hudson River School.

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