After Joseph Mallord William Turner
Lancaster from the Aqueduct Bridge 1827

Artwork details

Lancaster from the Aqueduct Bridge
Date 1827
Medium Line engraving on paper
Dimensions Image: 165 x 232 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1986
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

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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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