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An Elevated View of the New Dock in Wapping as it will appear when finished

An Elevated View of the New Dock in Wapping as it will appear when finished

Artist: Daniell, William (1769-1837)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1803

Shelfmark: KTOP 21.31.3.a

Item number: 31.3.a

Genre: Print

William Daniell wrote, ‘This view represents the first part of the works as they will appear when finished, which are now executing in Wapping near the Tower by the patriotic exertions of the London Dock Company, for the improvement of the Port of London. The bason (sic. basin) which is here shown is 1260 feet in length & 690 feet in breath, containing an area of 20 acres and its object is the accomodation of vessels employed in every branch of commerce for which extensive ranges of appropriate warehouses are preparing within the enclosure.’

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