The Union Chain Bridge by Alexander Nasmyth

View of the wrought iron suspension bridge erected over the River Tweed near Berwick, built by Captain Samuel Brown, who also commissioned this painting.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
145 x 219 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £150,000)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Captain Samuel Brown; Royal Society of Arts.

Venue details

Paxton House Paxton, BERWICK-UPON-TWEED Borders TD15 1SZ 01289 386291 www.paxtonhouse.com

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £9)

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