Deptford from the New Cross Road
Artist: Mathews, C.
Medium: Pen and ink on paper
View of Deptford from the New Cross Road showing the Royal Docks, the railway viaduct of the London and Croydon line and the parish church of St. Paul's in the background.
As the royal dockyard closest to London, Deptford was the headquarters of the administration of the navy from Tudor times onwards, and the focus of a populous community of shipyard workers.