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Creator:
unknown artist, ( John Raffield fl. 1761-1825 )
after R. E. Clarke, active 1825–1848
Title:
West View of the Cast Iron Bridge Built by Rowland Burdon, Esq., M.P. Over the River Wear at Sunderland in the County of Durham
Date:
1798
Medium:
Aquatint on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 1/2 × 30 15/16 inches (52.1 × 78.6 cm) and Image: 16 13/16 × 29 1/8 inches (42.7 × 74 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower center: "To the SOCIETY instituted at London for the encouragement of ARTS, MANUFACTURES & COMMERCE; | This West View of the CAST IRON BRIDGE builty by Rowland Burdon, Esqr. M.P. over the RIVER WEAR at Sunderland in the County of Durham, | Is respectfully dedicated, by their humble Servant | Robert Clark. | The Span of the Arch is 236 Feet. Publish'd Feby. 1st. 1798 by J. & J. Taylor at the Architectural Library High Holborn."; lettered, lower left: "Robt. Clarke del."; lettered, lower right: "J. Raffield sculpt."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.1245
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Roads to Rails - Revolution in British Transport (Yale Center for British Art, 1992-04-15 - 1992-06-28)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:49968
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