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Creator:
James Fittler, 1758–1835, British
after George Robertson, 1749–1788, British
Title:

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

Date:
1788
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
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), and Plate: 15 3/4 x 21 5/8in. (40 x 54.9cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1978.43.1020
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41470
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