Waterloo Bridge.S.t. Martins. Adelphi. S.t. Paul's Covent Garden. Savoy. Covent Garden Theatre. Lancaster Place. Drury Lane Theatre.
[Published by Ackermann, 1825.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet: 650 x 280mm, (25½ x 11") large margins.
Section showing St. Martins to Waterloo 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.' Imagined view along River Thames looking from the site of Charing Cross Station on left to Waterloo Bridge on right. 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, this would have been one of nine lithographic sheets.
see R.Hyde, 'Panoramania!' (1988); See Abbey Life: 496.2.
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