Vue Perspective de Pont neuf, construit sue la Tamise a Hampton Court
16 x 10.5 inches
An etched optical view with strong original hand colour; published in Paris circa 1760.
A delightful perspective of the new bridge across the River Thames at Hampton Court with lots of activity in the forground. This bridge was built in 1753 by Samuel Stevens and Benjamin Ludgater and was the largest Chinoiserie style bridge ever built. It was a wooden structure comprising seven arches and, at 20 feet wide, was capable of taking road traffic. It was rebuilt in 1778 and finally replaced by an irin bridge in 1865.