This work was one of a group of works known as the G.
Thames Tunnel by Unknown Artist, 1830
© The Brunel Museum
- Hand coloured lithograph
- 13.5 x 18.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £250 ( Total: £250)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Private collection; Marlborough Rare Books.