Inside the High Bridge, King's Lynn by Henry Baines

This painting shows a view of the High Bridge over the Purfleet, King's Lynn, looking west towards the Great Ouse River, into which the Purfleet drains.


Oil on canvas;
33.5 x 30.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,250 ( Total: £3,750)
Acquired in:
Graham R Barker

Several inhabitants can be seen in the painting, looking out of their dwelling on either side of the filthy Purfleet, which was used both as an open sewer and a source of drinking and washing water.


H.M.J Burke; Graham R. Barker.

Venue details

Lynn Museum Market Street, KING'S LYNN Norfolk PE30 1NL 01553 775001

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £3.60)

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm Closed on public holidays

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