The Thames Tunnel changing to the Coronation Procession from Buckingham Palace by William Spooner

The ‘Protean View’ or ‘transformation’, is an alternative amusement to the peepshow, popular in Victorian times.


Hand coloured lithograph
28.5 x 22.5 cm (in original mount)
Art Fund grant:
£280 ( Total: £280)
Acquired in:
Marlborough Rare Books

Spooner produced several examples although little is known about the artist. This work depicts a view of The Thames Tunnel which changes into the Coronation Procession from Buckingham Palace when the lithograph is lit from behind.


Private collection; Marlborough Rare Books.

Venue details

The Brunel Museum Brunel Engine House, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, LONDON London SE16 4LF 020 7231 3840

Entry details

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