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View of Waterloo Bridge, From the East End of Somerset House Terrace

View of Waterloo Bridge, From the East End of Somerset House Terrace

Engraver: Stadler, J. C.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1818

Shelfmark: Ktop XXII

Item number: 40-c

Length: 43

Width: 58.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Waterloo Bridge, from the East End of Somerset House's terrace. The bridge links Victoria Embankment to Waterloo in London. It was built between 1811-17 by contractors Joliffe and Brown. Its architect was John Rennie and he had designed 9 granite arches with two Doric columns at each pier. The bridge was opened by the Prince Regent on the second anniversary of the battle of Waterloo. It was originally called Strand Bridge but a 1816 Act of Parliament changed its name to Waterloo in 'remembrance of great and glorious achievements'. Somerset House was a former royal palace, which by 1811 was used as government offices for the Royal Navy amongst others.

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