A View of Westminster Bridge


This engraving, dating from 1761, depicts London's original Westminster Bridge. The bridge was built between 1739-50, connecting Westminster and Lambeth. It famously forms the title of William Wordsworth's poem, 'Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802', a moving description of the beauties of London viewed from the River Thames at dawn. 

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A View of Westminster Bridge with parts adjacent as in the Year 1760, from A Collection of 333 Engravings, etc. illustrative of London and its environs
25 February 1761, London
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© The British Library Board
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Maps C.18.d.5.

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