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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Caption: Waterloo Bridge

Caption:
Waterloo Bridge
Artist:
Barton, Rose
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Three colour process
Engraver:
Photographic process
Author:
Barton, Rose
Title of Publication:
Familiar London
Publisher:
Adam and Charles Black
Publication place:
London
Publication date:
1904
Curator Comment:
Barton, as author and illustrator, relates the imagery closely to the descriptive text. The owner of original watercolour, at the time of publication, was philanthropist and art collector, Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh.
Note on artwork:
Unlike Claude Monet's celebrated elevated views of London’s Waterloo Bridge, Barton's viewpoint is from below. However, like the impressionist painter, she is concerned with recording the atmosphere she experiences and the range of lighting effects presented to her - from the dappling effects on the water to the light drenched distant views. Waterloo Bridge was built by John Rennie (1811 - 1817) and was opened for public use on the second anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
References:
Snoddy (2002), ODNB online, DIB online


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