A picturesque and historically interesting late 18th view of The Iron Bridge* at Ironbridge Gorge, near Coalbrookdale, Shropshire which drawn by T. F. Burney, engraved by W. & J. Walker and published in Henry Boswell’s Antiquities of England & Wales (London: Alexander Hogg, 1786-1798)
*Opened in 1781, this was the first major bridge in the world to be constructed from cast iron. It was celebrated at the time for being the first of its kind and was popular with artists as it symbolised the new industrial age whilst blending in with its more traditional picturesque surround. This particularly engraving is one of the earliest done of the bridge and is noted for its depiction of a team of bowhaulers on the towpath pulling a Severn trow (barge) upstream.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 17.7cms by 11.2cms.
- The engraving is in very good condition with decent margins. Click on image for a better view.
- The item comes displayed in a ready to frame acid free mount.
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- Guaranteed to be over 200 years old.