[Section showing Somerset House to the Temple, 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. 272 x 671mm. 10¾ x 26½".
Imagined view along River Thames with part of Waterloo Bridge on left, looking from Somerset House on left to the Temple on the right. Other landmarks annotated along bottom: New Church Strand (ie St. Mary-le-Strand), Surrey St., Norfolk St., St, Clement's Church, and Arundel St. 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.
see R.Hyde, 'Panoramania!' (1988); For other sections see refs 23747, 23749 & 23750. See Abbey Life: 496.2.
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