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A View on the River Thames between London and Blackfriars Bridges in the hard Frost 1814

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1880,1113.1764

  • Title (object)

    • A View on the River Thames between London and Blackfriars Bridges in the hard Frost 1814
  • Description

    View of the iced-over River Thames during the Frost Fair of 1814, from Bankside; Blackfriars Bridge and St Paul's on the left, London Bridge, the Monument and St Magnus on the right, a number of tents and stalls on the ice surrounded by revellers, one tent displays the signs "Good Gin" and "City of Moscow", to the left of the tent people play skittles, on the right a whole sheep hangs to be roasted next to two swing-boats. 1814
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1814
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 162 millimetres
    • Width: 230 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title below image, followed by "taken on the Spot at bankside February 4. 1814". With a numbered key from 1 to 4 describing the events on the ice, and with publication line "Published Feby 7. 1814 by G. Thompson No. 43 Long Lane Smithfield".
  • Curator's comments

    For comment on the 1814 Frost Fair see 1880,1113.1823

  • Bibliography

    • Crace 1878 VIII.Frost Fair.11 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Crace Collection main series)

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Frost Fair
      1814
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1880

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1880,1113.1764

View of the iced-over River Thames during the Frost Fair of 1814, from Bankside; Blackfriars Bridge and St Paul's on the left, London Bridge, the Monument and St Magnus on the right, a number of tents and stalls on the ice surrounded by revellers, one tent displays the signs "Good Gin" and "City of Moscow", to the left of the tent people play skittles, on the right a whole sheep hangs to be roasted next to two swing-boats.  1814  Engraving

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View of the iced-over River Thames during the Frost Fair of 1814, from Bankside; Blackfriars Bridge and St Paul's on the left, London Bridge, the Monument and St Magnus on the right, a number of tents and stalls on the ice surrounded by revellers, one tent displays the signs "Good Gin" and "City of Moscow", to the left of the tent people play skittles, on the right a whole sheep hangs to be roasted next to two swing-boats. 1814 Engraving

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