Painting, oil on canvas, Victoria Bridge over the River Wear by John Wilson Carmichael, 1838. Depicts the Victoria Viaduct on the Durham Junction Railway, seen from the banks of the River Wear. In the foreground men and women work and talk at the riverside, while a train crosses the viaduct, leaving a trail of white smoke. Caption on the frame reads "Victoria Bridge over the River Wear. Built by John Gibb & Son of Aberdeen for the Durham Junction Railway and completed on 28th June 1838, the day of Queen Victoria's coronation, by John Wilson Carmichael". Framed and glazed, glass.
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- Pictorial Collection (Railway)
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overall; frame: 795 mm x 1140 mm x 63 mm,
image: 584 mm x 928 mm
- Dreweatt Neate
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