Building Retaining Wall etc near Park Street, Camden Town, September 17th 1836

John Cooke Bourne (1814 - 1896)

Colour lithograph

published December 1838
  • About the artist
    John Cooke Bourne is best known for producing two series of lithographs on railway construction. The first was published as ‘Drawings of the London and Birmingham Railway’ in 1839 and the second, ‘The History and Description of the Great Western Railway’, was published in 1846. The success of these works caused Bourne to be known as the ‘Piranesi of the Railway Age’. He also illustrated ‘Views in Kairo’ (1840) and ‘The History of Steam Navigation’ (1846) and made drawings of the road bridge spanning the Dnieper River in Kiev, Ukraine, for the engineer Charles Vignoles. From 1866 to 1877 he was unsuccessful three times in standing for election to the New Watercolour Society. He died in Brentford at the age of 81.
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  • Details
    Title
    Building Retaining Wall etc near Park Street, Camden Town, September 17th 1836
    Date
    published December 1838
    Medium
    Colour lithograph
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Sotheby's, 13 June 1957
    Provenance
    Sold through Sotheby's, London, ‘Old Master and Modern Engravings and Etchings’ sale, on 13 June 1957 (Lot 353; with GAC 3857 and 3859-3860); from which sale purchased by the Ministry of Works
    GAC number
    3858