After Joseph Mallord William Turner Lancaster, from the Aqueduct Bridge, engraved by R. Wallis published 1827

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Artist
Title
Lancaster, from the Aqueduct Bridge, engraved by R. Wallis
Date Published 1827
Medium Engraving on paper
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Transferred from the British Museum 1988
Reference
T06072
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This is a view of Lancaster, taken from the bridge that carries the Lancaster Canal over the river Lune. This print was one of the first to be published in a series called Picturesque Views of England and Wales. Like many images in the series, it makes a series of artful contrasts, between the modern canal bridge and the old buildings of the town, between rest and work, and between agriculture and modern industry.

August 2004

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