A view from the park looking over the Hampstead reservoirs towards London
Engraver: Jukes, F
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
Hampstead is the site of freshwater springs, and by the early nineteenth century a number of reservoirs had been built to control the water supply and convey it to London. The Hampstead Water Company (founded in 1692) had control of the springs and reservoir and Hampstead water was provided to the west end of London via Kentish Town.