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James Fittler, 1758–1835
after George Robertson, 1749–1788
A View of the Iron Bridge
Additional Title(s):
A View of the Iron Bridge, taken from the Madeley Side of the River Severn, near Coalbrooke Dale in the Country of Salop
Materials & Techniques:
Image: 13 7/8 x 20 5/8in. (35.2 x 52.4cm), Sheet: 17 5/8 x 24 3/4in. (44.8 x 62.9cm), Plate: 15 3/4 x 21 5/8in. (40 x 54.9cm)

below image at left: G. Robertson, Pinxit; center: A VIEW of the IRON BRIDGE taken from the MADELEY side of the River SEVERN, near Coalbrook DALE in the County of SALOP | The Bridge was erected in 1779. It is the first that | was ever made of Cast Iron only. The abutments are stone | & cover’d with plates of Iron. The Road over the Bridge is | 24 feet wide, the span of the Arch is 100 feet & 6 inches and the | height from the Base line to the Center is 40 feet, the weight of the | Iron employed in the whole Bridge is 378 Ton and a half. | All the principle parts were erected in the course of three Months | without the least obstruction to the navigation of the River. | Published Feby. 1st 1788 by John & Josiah Boydell, No. 90 Cheapside, London; right: James Fittler, Sculpsit

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
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IIIF Manifest:

Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and his Worlds (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-09-27 - 2007-12-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Timothy J. Barringer, Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and His Worlds, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2007, pp. 282-83, no. 16, N8243 S576 B37 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

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