[Section showing London 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, printed area 205 x 355mm. 10¾ x 14".
Final sheet from a long view of the north bank of the Thames, showing London Bridge (with the driving piles for the new bridge of 1823-31 adjacent) and the Monument. Other sites listed in key below are Old Swan Stairs, Fishmongers Hall and Wren's church of St Magnus the Martyr. 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), see Abbey Life: 496
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