Greenwich Park

By WEBER, [?Frederick], 1827 
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Vue de la Ville de Londres.

British Isles
  • Author: WEBER, [?Frederick]
  • Publication place: Paris
  • Publisher: Se trouve chez l’Editeur, Rue Hauteville No. 28 et chez Rauland, Md. D’Estampes, Place des Victoires.
  • Publication date: c.1820
  • Physical description: Engraving with aquatint, printed in colours, with hand-colour.
  • Dimensions: Image: 515 by 740mm (20.25 by 29.25 inches). Sheet: 585 by 805mm (23 by 31.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 12485

Notes

A view of the capital from Greenwich Park. Greenwich is one of the oldest parks in London, enclosed for royal use in 1433. It was the site of the Royal Naval College and the Queen’s House, built for Anne of Denmark. Although a popular place to escape from the hustle of the city, the area was still relatively rural at the time the print was made, as shown by the countryman resting with his sheep and cows in the foreground. However, a few decades after this print was made a railway line was built into Greenwich, bringing a corresponding rise in population.