Thames Tunnel by British

This work was one of a group of works known as the ‘G.


Details

Medium:
Hand coloured lithograph Dimensions: 13.5 x 18.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£250 ( Total: £250)
Acquired in:
2008
Vendor:
Marlborough Rare Books

W.’s Transparencies of Thames Tunnel’. These were an alternative amusement to the peepshow and a simpler version of the Protean View or ‘transformation’, which were both popular in Victorian times. G.W.’s Transparencies show The Thames Tunnel with gas lamps in the side arches. The lamps have been pierced through and tissue paper pasted behind so that when the lithograph is held to the light the gas lamps appear to shine.

Provenance

Private collection; Marlborough Rare Books.

Venue details

The Brunel Museum Brunel Engine House, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, LONDON London SE16 4LF 020 7231 3840 www.brunel-museum.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £3)

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