This is the earliest view of any aspect of Horsham.
A view of a Bridge near Horsham in Sussex by George Robertson, c. 1770
© Horsham Museum & Art Gallery
- Pencil, pen & ink with watercolour wash
- 35.3 x 48 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £6,000 ( Total: £8,500)
- Acquired in:
- W/S Fine Art Ltd
The view is probably of Tan bridge over the River Arun looking up stream to the weir of Horsham Town Mill, with the vegetation and angle excluding the industrial buildings. Tan bridge was first built in the 1300's but by 1764 turnpikes had been installed.
Unknown until W/S Fine Art Ltd, 2005.
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