View of Westminster Bridge including Westminster Hall and the Abbey.
London. Publish'd as the Act directs Octr. 1790 by W. Byrne, No. 79 Titchfield Street.
Large and magnificent soft-ground etching with aquatint, printed in colours. Image 405 x 615mm, 16 x 24¼". Unexamined out of attractive frame. Some spotting; two creases visible in sky area. Margins covered by wash-line mount.
Spectacular view on the River Thames in central London at Westminster Bridge, with Westminster Abbey and Westminster Hall beyond; various boats and barges on the river in foreground, some laden with goods, others with passengers. Joseph Farington (1747 - 1821), a pupil of painter Richard Wilson, who became a member of RA in 1785. He is best known for the 76 aquatints after his paintings in John & Josiah Boydell's 'An History of the River Thames'.
Crace V, 106.
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