The Bridge at Kingston-upon-Thames

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Other
    City: other locations abroad
  • About the artist
    Robert Havell junior was the son of painter, engraver and publisher Robert Havell senior. Together with his father, Robert junior formed the firm of R. Havell & Son. Father and son worked jointly on numerous projects, including their ‘Series of Views of the Public Buildings & Bridges in London’ (1821-22) and ‘Birds of America’ (1827-39) for the American ornithologist John James Audubon. However, Robert senior died in 1832, leaving his son to complete the project. In the following few years Havell focused on oil painting. As a result of his friendship with Audubon, he decided to emigrate to America, moving to Tarrytown, New York state, in 1857. Here he became a leading member of the Hudson River school. He died in Tarrytown at the age of 84.
  • Explore
  • Details
    Title
    The Bridge at Kingston-upon-Thames
    Date
    published July 1828
    Medium
    Aquatint
    Dimensions
    height: 40.00 cm, width: 65.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from William H Robinson Ltd, December 1948
    GAC number
    671