View of Richmond Hill, from Twickenham ferry
Engraver: Jukes, Francis
The ferry used to link the villages of Twickenham and Ham. Construction most likely started in the 17th century to deal with the traffic increases that began when Ham House and other riverside mansions were built. This view looks towards Richmond Hill, a fashionable area in which wealthy gentleman built their country homes. Overlooking the Thames Valley, it became increasingly popular from the 16th century on.