[Section showing Southwark Bridge, from 'View of the North Bank of the Thames from Westminster Bridge, to London Bridge. Shewing that Part of the Improvements Suggested by Lt.-Col. Trench, which is Intended to Carry into Execution.']
[published by Ackermann, 1825.]
Coloured lithograph. 266 x 672mm. 10½ x 26½". Repaired tear on right.
View of the River Thames with Southwark Bridge on the left showing Trench's proposed Embankment. Buildings annotated along the bottom: St. Stephen Walbrook, Mansion House, All Hallows, Calvert's Brewhouse, St Michael Cornhill. Colonel (later General Sir Frederick) Trench originated the idea of the Thames Embankment, for which a bill was (unsuccessfully) presented to Parliament in 1825. Revived, work on the Embankment started in 1864, although to a different design than is shown here. Drawn by Thomas Mann Baynes, the panorama shows the riverside as it appeared in 1825, from Westminster to London Bridge, with Trench's proposed embankment running from Whitehall to Blackfriars Bridge, with the skyline of London shown correctly above; this would have been one of nine lithographic sheets.
Collage: p749801x; R.Hyde, 'Panoramania!' (1988); See Ref 23747 & 23750 for two companion pieces. See Abbey Life: 496.2.
[Ref: 23749] £180.00