after Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lancaster, from the Aqueduct Bridge, engraved by R. Wallis

published 1827

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Engraving on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Transferred from the British Museum 1988
Reference
T06072

Display caption

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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