Double peepshow with two large oval peeps for each half.
Double Peepshow of the Thames Tunnel by Unknown Artist, before 1843
© The Brunel Museum
- Hand-coloured wood engraving on paper
- 22.8 x 15 x 58 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,313 ( Total: £1,750)
- Acquired in:
- 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'.
New York dealer; Marlborough Rare Books.