William Havell, who was born in Reading, painted several versions of this subject, but this view differs from the others in having a much wider field of vision.
Caversham Bridge, near Reading by William Havell, 18101814
© Reading Museum
- Watercolour & gouache
- 23 x 48 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £450 ( Total: £1,305)
- Acquired in:
- Fine Art Society
It includes all the spans of the bridge, and is of considerable local topographical interest. Some of the buildings, such as the gazebo in the lower left foreground and the inn on the right bank of the river, can still be identified.
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