A View from Hampton on Thames - down the river
Engraver: Edy, John William
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
This pleasant view down river is taken from the village of Hampton Upon Thames which is situated beyond Hampton Court Palace in Middlesex. The area became fashionable in the late 17th century because it was free from the pollution of London and was pleasantly situated on the Thames. The village was easily accessible from the city and several large houses were built. This view by John William Edy depicts wealthy residents enjoying boating on the River Thames.