View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
- After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
- Engraving on paper
- Transferred from the British Museum 1988
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.
Gallery label, August 2004
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