A VIEW OF THE BRIDGE NOW BUILDING OVER THE THAMES AT VAUXHALL : The metropolis having extended upwards along the banks of the Thames, & inclosed within its bounds the villages of Lambeth & Vauxhall on one side, & Chelsea on the other, a magnificent Bridge, for the purpose of connecting these western limits of the Town is now constructing of which this Plate gives a correct view & also of the intended range of buildings on Mill-bank. This important work promises to be not only a great public convenience, but an ornament to the Capital, equally honourable to the taste & public spirit of the Individuals at whose expence it has been undertaken. It will consist of seven arches of which the middle one will be 110 feet span, the two adjoining arches 106, the two next 100, & the two land arches 90 feet each; producing a water way of 702 feet & giving to the whole an extent of 920 feet from side to side. It will be composed of the Dundee stone which is of great hardness & durability. This Bridge is designed by John Rennie Esqr. Civil Engineer & is executing under his direction. To his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, this print is dedicated by his Royal Highnesses most obenient and devoted servant William Daniel. / Drawn & Engraved by Wm Daniell.
Daniell, William, 1769-1837, artist, printmaker, publisher.
Publication details
[London] : Drawn & Engraved by Wm Daniell & Published by him at No9 Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square, and by Messrs Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row, London, Novr 15 1810.
Physical details
1 print : softground etching and aquatint with hand-colouring ; platemark 49.6 x 86.1 cm, on sheet 59.6 x 96.8 cm
A bird's eye view of Vauxhall Bridge from over the Thames, with Westminster beyond to the left and St. Paul's in the distance on the right.
London (England)
Maps K.Top.22.39.b.PORT.11 TAB.