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Creator:
Samuel Scott, 1701/2–1772, British
Title:
The Building of Westminster Bridge
Date:
ca. 1742
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 27 x 47 inches (68.6 x 119.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1974.3.33
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
abbey | boats | bridge (built work) | building | cityscape | cityscape | construction | river | rowboats
Associated Places:
City of Westminster | England | Europe | Greater London | London | Thames | United Kingdom | Westminster | Westminster Abbey | Westminster bridge
Access:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
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Canaletto to Constable: Paintings of Town and Country from the Yale Center for British Art (Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1998-02-08 - 1998-04-26)

Canaletto to Constable: Paintings of Town and Country from the Yale Center for British Art (The Grand Rapids Art Museum, 1999-10-22 - 2000-01-02)

Canaletto to Constable: Paintings of Town and Country from the Yale Center for British Art (Ferrara Galleries of Modern & Contemporary Art, 2001-02-25 - 2001-05-20)

Spreading Canvas - Eighteenth - Century British Marine Painting (Yale Center for British Art, 2016-09-09 - 2016-12-04)

Publications:
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Mikael Ahlund, Landskapets roster, studier i Elias Martins bildvèarld , Atlantis, Stockholm, 2011, pp. 277, 279, Bild 173, NJ18 M3866352 A45 2011 (YCBA)

Markman Ellis, River and Labour in Samuel Scott's Thames Views in the Mid-Eighteenth Century, London Journal, vol. 37, November 2012, pp. 167-68, fig. 7, Available online : ORBIS (in Taylor $ Francis Online)

Eleanor Hughes, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, pp. 200-01, cat. 59, no. 59, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA)

Richard Kingzett, Catalogue of the Works of Samuel Scott, Volume of the Walpole Society, vol. 48, Walpole Society, Oxford, 1982, pp. 55-56, 57, D, Pl. 21b, N12 W35 A1 48+ (YCBA)

Canaletto to Constable, paintings of town and country from the Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., 1998, pp. 9, 37, pl. 6, ND1354.4 Y25 1998 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:191
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