black ink on off-white paper; slightly curved waterway from LLC to center of image; dark brushes and trees, and taller trees sketched in lighter lines on short dark bank at left edge; dark trees along right side of water from center to LRC; at LRC light ground and light wall at right edge; four pieces of wood in a row learning against wall; shadows of trees reflected in water along stream; many ink speckles throughout image

Brentford Ferry, 1864

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Gift of John and Laura Taftexpand_more  2018.128.5

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This the landing point for the Brentford Ferry, which carried passengers across the River Thames between Brentford and Kew. In the time of Francis Seymour Haden, the trains from London came out to the station in Brentford, and those going to the tony district of Kew then took the ferry across the river.

Details
Title
Brentford Ferry
Artist Life
British, 1818–1910
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.128.5
Provenance
Robert Taft (1889-1953, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C.); by descent to John Taft, Minneapolis; given to MIA, 2018.
Catalogue Raisonne
Schneiderman 70
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black ink on off-white paper; slightly curved waterway from LLC to center of image; dark brushes and trees, and taller trees sketched in lighter lines on short dark bank at left edge; dark trees along right side of water from center to LRC; at LRC light ground and light wall at right edge; four pieces of wood in a row learning against wall; shadows of trees reflected in water along stream; many ink speckles throughout image