view of fisherman in boat through opening in base of bridge; lower structure of bridge, timbers and posts in dark foreground; hills visible in distance

A Span of Old Battersea Bridge, 1899

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Frank Short added sand to his aquatint ground to achieve a rougher, darker texture for the timbers of the Battersea railway bridge. The result is a grim depiction of urban decay as relevant today as it was to Londoners a century ago.

Details
Title
A Span of Old Battersea Bridge
Artist Life
1857 - 1945
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2008.106.7
Provenance
Edith and Norman Garmezy, of Edina, acquired the print from Catherine E. Burns, California, in 1999.
Catalogue Raisonne
Hardie 155
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view of fisherman in boat through opening in base of bridge; lower structure of bridge, timbers and posts in dark foreground; hills visible in distance