View of the wrought iron suspension bridge erected over the River Tweed near Berwick, built by Captain Samuel Brown, who also commissioned this painting.
The Union Chain Bridge by Alexander Nasmyth, 1819
© Paxton House
- Oil on canvas
- 145 x 219 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £15,000 ( Total: £150,000)
- Acquired in:
- Royal Society for Arts
Salmon fishermen and boats are depicted on the river in the foreground. The bridge was opened in 1820 and was the first suspension bridge to carry vehicular traffic.
Captain Samuel Brown; Royal Society of Arts.