Photographer: Sedgfield, William Russell
Medium: Photographic print
Ascending the River Thames from Purley Hall "on the Oxfordshire bank, is Mapledurham, with its church, pleasantly environed with trees, on the river's brink." The descriptive letterpress accompanying Russell Sedgfield's photograph of Mapledurham quotes from "Hall's most agreeable and entertaining 'Book of the Thames'...'At one view we have Mapledurham Ferry, Lock, and Weir; the mossy old mill embosomed in rich foliage, from which again rises the grey church tower; behind which, though almost hidden by lofty trees, we see the turreted outline of Mapledurham House, forming altogether a painter's paradise."
Text from the book 'The Thames Illustrated by Photographs'