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Carting Sugar, Rose Hill The Residence Of Edward Jackson Esq

Carting Sugar, Rose Hill The Residence Of Edward Jackson Esq

Artist: Bridgens, Richard

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1836

Shelfmark: 789.g.13

Item number: Plate 11

Length: 26.7

Width: 37.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

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Plate from Richard Bridgens' 'West India Scenery.' It depicts hogsheads of sugar being transported to the harbour at Port of Spain for shipping to Europe. There were relatively few bridges and the rapid rise of rivers after rainfall made the journey hazardous. This picture shows a bridge over the St Ann's river. In June 1831 the river suddenly rose 20 feet, causing devastation. The house in the background of the picture was known as Rose Hill and was the home of Edward Jackson, a well-known patron of the arts.

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