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Description:This fine large finely copper-plate engraved beautifully hand coloured original antique print of the Thames River at Somerset House in central London was published by Robert Wilkinson 11th of October 1809, the date is engraved at the foot of the print.Text below the title goes into some detail of the view quote ...Buildings in the distance are Whitehall and Westminster Abbey opposite to which are Lambeth Church and Palace. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)
General Definitions:Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stablePaper color : - off whiteAge of map color: - OriginalColors used: - Yellow, pink, green, blueGeneral color appearance: - AuthenticPaper size: - 18in x 12 1/2in (460mm x 320mm)Plate size: - 17in x 12in (435mm x 305mm)Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)
Imperfections:Margins: - Plate-mark re-enforced with archival tape left marginPlate area: - NoneVerso: - None
Background: Somerset House is a large Neoclassical building situated on the south side of the Strand in central London, overlooking the River Thames, just east of Waterloo Bridge. The building, on the site of a Tudor palace, was designed by Sir William Chambers in 1776, and further extended with Victorian wings to the east and west in 1831 and 1856 respectively. The East Wing forms part of the adjacent Strand campus of King\'s College London