A New Bridge Over the THAMES at Hampton-Court
Origin: Europe, England, London
OH: 10 3/8" x OW: 15 7/8"; trimmed to the platemark
Black and white line engraving and etching
Acc. No. 1957-112
Lower margin: "Canaleti delin./ Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 1754./ Hulet Sculp/ A New Bridge Over the THAMES at Hampton-Court. Pont Neuf Sur la THAMISE a Hampton-Court./ London Printed for Rob.t Sayer opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street./ 69 (in ink)"
Label:This print is based on a drawing of the Hampton Court bridge by the artist Antoinio Canaletto (now in the collection of the British Museum). The wooden bridge, which opened on December 13, 1753, was designed in the "chinese" style by Samuel Stevens and Benjamin Ludgator. The bridge, which connected Moseley and Hampton Court, was later replaced by an iron bridge in 1865.
Mark(s):London Printed for Robt. Sayer opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street. Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, 1754.