View of the construction of the Eastern Counties Railway near Ilford

Thomas Coleman Dibdin

Watercolour, View of the construction of the Eastern Counties Railway near Ilford, by Thomas Colman Dibdin, 1838. Depicts the railway line, at left, with a cart loaded with hay passing over an overbridge. Navvies are working on the track. At right is a large house with a red-tiled roof. In the foreground at right is a contractor's railway line laid on rough timber sleepers on an embankment. A wagon load of spoil stands on this line, with a white horse alongside. A navvy accompanied by a boy leads another horse, and stops to talk with a navvy with his tools in a bucket suspended over his shoulder. Signed at bottom right, "T C Dibdin 1838". Paper, pasted on a card mount, 270 x 370mm. Enclosed in a card matte, 438 x 583mm.


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