| Early 19th Century English School|
Richmond Bridge, Surrey.
Oil on canvas
11 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches.
English, early 19th century, gilded frame.
A lithograph based on this composition was published by Charles Hullmandel (1789-1850) which bears the artist's initials "FN" and the date 1821.
Richmond Bridge is the oldest bridge over the Thames in Greater London. It was designed by James Paine and Kenton Course and opened to pedestrians in 1776 and to other traffic the following year. This painting shows one of the original Palladian tollhouses situated at each end but removed in 1868. The bridge was widened and strengthened 1937-40 but today still looks much as it did in the 18th century.
Early 19th Century English School: