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By APPERT, A[rnaud]. after CHAPUIS [CHAPUYS, Nicolas Marie Joesph] [and] GUESNU [Xavier]; [printed by] CHARDON, Alfred., 1810 

Aspect General de Londres Vue Prise de l’Abbaye de Westminster.

  • Author: APPERT, A[rnaud]. after CHAPUIS [CHAPUYS, Nicolas Marie Joesph] [and] GUESNU [Xavier]; [printed by] CHARDON, Alfred.
  • Publication place: Paris
  • Publisher: Dusacq. Edr. 14 Boulev. De Poissonniere
  • Publication date: c.1870
  • Physical description: Engraving with aquatint.
  • Dimensions: Image: 517 by 835mm (20.25 by 32.75 inches). Sheet: 650 by 905mm (25.5 by 35.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 12481


The sixth, and final, state of the print, retouched” by Guesnu. Brunel’s Hungerford Suspension Bridge has been re-engraved to become the Charing Cross Railway Bridge, though some of its suspension cables are still visible. It shows Charing Cross Station, Victoria Embankment, Albert Embankment, St Thomas’s Hospital, Cannon Street Railway Bridge (but not Station), and Blackfriars Railway Bridge (very sketchily).

We are aware of a fifth state, without the additions by Guesnu, but with the imprint Imp. Ch. et Alf. Chardon r. Hautefeuille 30 Paris’. The Bibliothèque Nationale’s Inventaire du Fonds Français après 1808, Vol. 1, lists an edition printed in 1857 by Chardon, which, presumably, is the date for this fifth state.