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A View on the Thames near London Bridge

A View on the Thames near London Bridge

Engraver: Jukes, F.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1786

Shelfmark: Ktop XXVII

Item number: 42

Length: 46.2

Width: 60.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the River Thames near London Bridge, showing boat traffic on the River and some houses and a church along the banks. London Bridge crosses from Southwark into the City of London. It was there from medieval times and had 19 small stone arches, numerous houses and a chapel dedicated to St Thomas Becket in the middle. At the Southwark end was a gatehouse with drawer bridge , which was shut in times of rebellion or conflict.

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