LONDON – WESTMINSTER BRIDGE. Two drawings from the offices of Sir Charles Barry, [c.1836-1850]

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Lot 46
LONDON – WESTMINSTER BRIDGE

Sold for £ 750 (US$ 972) inc. premium
LONDON – WESTMINSTER BRIDGE
Two drawings from the offices of Sir Charles Barry, comprising: (i) "Westminster Bridge. Centre-Arch. One Half as at Present. One Half as Proposed", pen-and-ink on thick paper, with two sections in colour washes, some light marginal staining, and a few pin-pricks, 366 x 548mm. [London, c.1836-1850]; (ii) "Westminster Bridge. Elevation of the Present Bridge shewing Alterations at each Abutment with a View to the Proposed Embankment of the River. Longitudinal Section of Mr Barry's Design Shewing the Depression of the Roadway and the Increase of Waterway and Headway under the Arches as Tinted Red and Yellow ... Elevation of Mr Barry's Design for a New Superstructure ... Center Arch of Present Bridge. Transverse Section of Proposed Bridge. Elevation of Center [sic] Arch of Proposed Bridge", pen-and-ink on thick paper, watermarked 'Whatman Turkey Mill 1842', ink-stain in margin, some light staining and a few pin-pricks, 570 x 740mm. [London, c.1842-1850]

Footnotes

  • SIR CHARLES BARRY'S 'GOTHIC' WESTMINSTER BRIDGE: in 1836, having designed the new Houses of Parliament, Barry was commissioned to 'Gothicise' Westminster Bridge; the first drawing appears to date from this period, while the second probably dates from the 1840s. See illustration overleaf.
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