A View of Mess.rs Barclay & Perkins's Brewery.
London. Published Aug. 20th 1840, by Dean Wolstenholme, 22 Chads Row, Gray's Inn Road.
Aquatint, printed in blue and brown. Sheet 445 x 595mm. Trimmed within plate, some wear.
The Anchor Brewery from Park Street, Southwark, with drays, sacks, etc. In 1786 James Watt built engine to pump water and grind barley for the brewery that stayed in service for 98 years. After the brewery was rebuilt after a fire in 1832 it became a tourist attraction. One visitor was the Austrian general Julius von Haynau, whose actions against the Italian 'Risorgimento' left him with an evil reputation, causing him to be beaten up by the brewery's draymen. When Giuseppe Garibaldi visited England in 1864 he insisted on visiting the brewery to thank 'the men who flogged Haynau'.
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