A View of the Bridge over the Thames at Hampton Court / Vüe du Pont sur la Tamise à Hampton Court
London: Published by F. West, circa 1754 but later. Hand-coloured engraving. Lovely later impression on wove paper. Very good condition apart from two skillfully repaired 3/4" and 1/4" tears in the left margin. Sheet size: 15 1/8 x 21 1/2 inches. Plate mark: 11 1/4 x 16 5/8 inches.
A picturesque view of the first of four successive bridges built at Hampton Court, Middlesex.
Constructed in 1752-3, the bridge at Hampton Court spanned the busy Thames and now links Hampton Court Palace, the historic royal residence of Henry VIII, with Hampton Court station. This charming print may have been loosely based on a drawing dating from 1753 by the renowned Italian topographical painter, etcher and draughtsman Canaletto.