Westminster Bridge.

Westminster Bridge. Steel engraving. Drawn by Tombleson and engraved by C. Hall. From Eighty Picturesque Views of the Thames and Medway.

Text accompanying the engraving

As we approach Vauxhall, a neat gothic church attracts the sight, lately erected at the extremity of the fields, as a chapel of ease to the parish of Battersea. Winding to the left, the Thames flows through the light and elegant arches of Vauxhall bridge, composed of iron, on stone piers. The miserable and unpicturesque appearance which the Surry shore presents is fully compensated by the prospect which offers itself more in advance, comprising the venerable form of Lambeth palace on the right, with the grey and weather-beaten tower of the church. Westminster abbey, rearing its stately mass of gothic architecture, with the " hall of Rufus," on the opposite banks, while Westminster bridge stretches its ample arches across the stream, with the dome of St. Paul's, and many a lofty tower and tapering spire rising in rapid succession beyond it; near the bridge on the left is a heavy pile of building, called the penitentiary prison, and further on the four massive towers of St. John's church. [71]

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Fearnside, W. G. Eighty Picturesque Views of the Thames and Medway, Engraved on Steel by the First Artists. London: Black and Armstrong, [n.d. after 1837]. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of California at Berkley Library. Web. 30 March 2012.

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