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Suspension Bridge, Hammersmith

James Baily
William Westall (1781 - 1850)

Coloured aquatint

published 1828
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    City: storage
  • About the artist
    William Westall was born in Hertford; the son of a brewer and brother of Richard, RA. He enrolled at the Royal Academy schools in 1799 and was later draughtsman for a voyage to Australia and the South Seas. After being shipwrecked he travelled to Canton in China and to India, staying in Bombay for several months. He returned to England in 1805 but later set off for Madeira and Jamaica. He became a member of the Society of Painters in Water Colours (1811) and an associate of the Academy (1812). Following a mental breakdown he regularly visited the Lake District and published ‘Views of the Valley and Vale of Keswick’ (1820). His series of aquatints of the Thames, universities and public schools for Ackermann are among his most popular works.
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    Suspension Bridge, Hammersmith
    published 1828
    Coloured aquatint
    height: 21.50 cm, width: 29.50 cm
    Purchased from Agnew's, November 1962
    With Agnew’s Gallery, London (Stock No.23032); from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in November 1962
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