This view of the new Shot Manufactory on Belvedere Road shows the industrialised south bank with warehouses and factories clustered around the base of the tower and the river teeming with boats and barges ferrying goods. The relatively new Waterloo Bridge (opened in 1817) spans the water to the left, with the classicising balustrades and pale stone contrasted against the busy scene. The view was published in James Elmes' Metropolitan Improvements.
- Full title:
- The New Shot Mill, near Waterloo Bridge / Metropolitan Improvements
- 1825, London
- Jones and Co
- Engraving / View
- J J Hinchcliffe, Thomas Hosmer Shepherd
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- Article by:
- Matthew Sangster
- Town and city, Transforming topography
Advances in print technologies, a growing consumer base and the interventions of clever entrepreneurs led to a burgeoning of prints of London in the 18th and 19th century. Matthew Sangster considers the ways in which these prints represented and organised the city, placing them onto a digital map of London to reveal the geographical and cultural patterns they trace.
- Article by:
- Amy Concannon
- Antiquarianism, Town and city, Transforming topography
With important antiquarian sites like Lambeth Palace and places of popular entertainment like Vauxhall Gardens, the London parish of Lambeth was a rich resource for topographical artists and writers at the turn of the 19th century. It was also a landscape in flux: a traditional ‘rural retreat’ on the Surrey side of the Thames undergoing rapid urbanisation. With a particular focus on the work of Lambeth-born topographer Edward Wedlake Brayley (1773–1854), Amy Concannon explores how contemporary producers of topographical material – both visual and textual – negotiated the changing landscape of Lambeth.