Double Peepshow of the Thames Tunnel by Unknown Artist

Double peepshow with two large oval peeps for each half.


Details

Medium:
Hand-coloured wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
22.8 x 15 x 58 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,313 ( Total: £1,750)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Marlborough Rare Books

Top view above the water shows ships crowding the Thames. Bottom view shows pedestrians, vehicles and horsemen in the Thames Tunnel, designed by Sir Marc Brunel and built in conjunction with his son, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. In original card slipcase, labelled in both French and German, demonstrating the international appeal and significance of the tunnel hailed by the Victorians as the 'eighth wonder of the world'.

Provenance

New York dealer; 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)

Sun – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Closed 23 – 31 Dec
 

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