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Part of the Old Bridge at Shrewsbury

Part of the Old Bridge at Shrewsbury

Engraver: Sandby, Paul

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1778

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXVI

Item number: 18m

Genre: Topographical Print

This view shows the first two arches of a new bridge being constructed near the remains of the old medieval bridge at Shrewsbury. This was one of several late-18th century bridges built at Shrewsbury over the River Severn, including the English Bridge (built 1768-74) by John Gwynne and the Welsh Bridge (1791-5) by Carline & Tilley. The engraver, Paul Sandby (1725-1809), was one of the most influential English watercolour artists of his time.

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