- After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
- Engraving on paper
- Transferred from the British Museum 1988
Like many of Turner’s views of Britain, this scene contrasts the modern and the historic. The smoking factory tower, on the far left, is compared and contrasted with the spires of the old churches in the town itself. The pastoral landscape in the foreground adds a further contrast: that between the country and the city. This print was from the series Picturesque views of England and Wales.
Gallery label, September 2004