[A View on the Thames, near London Bridge.]
[Publish'd as the Act directs by Mr. Aoret, Wardour Street, Soho, June 16th. 1786.]
Hand coloured aquatint, very scarce. Sheet 425 x 595mm, 16¾ x 23¾". Trimmed, losing title & publication line outside aquatint border; wear to edges.
A rare view of the medieval London Bridge after being cleared of buildings, finally demolished in 1831. A boatman is pulling up his mast, having lowered it to get through the central arch of the bridge. In the background is Southwark Cathedral.
BM: 1890,0415.238, a sepia impression. They describe Aoret as 'Picture frame maker and occasional print publisher', 1784 - 1786 fl. We can find no further details of either him or this print.
[Ref: 26746] £480.00