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View of the Bridge and Pagoda from the canal, St James Park

View of the Bridge and Pagoda from the canal, St James Park

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Ktop XXVI

Item number: 7-pp

Genre: Topographical Print

During the 1814 Peace festivities to celebrate the end of the war with France, a splendid seven-storey pagoda was erected in St James Park. It was perched on a brightly painted Chinese-style bridge spanning the canal. A popular public spectacle, the bridge remained until 1825. The pagoda caught fire during the inaugural fireworks, injuring several workmen in the process.

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