Excavation of Olive Mount, 4 miles from Liverpool

Made:
1831 in Liverpool
maker:
Ackermann and Company
engraver:
Henry Pyall
artist:
Thomas Talbot Bury

Acquatint, hand coloured, Excavation of Olive Mount, 4 miles from Liverpool, drawn by Thomas Talbot Bury and engraved by H Pyall, 1831. Depicts the construction of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway at Edge Hill. A locomotive hauls a train of wagons filled with spoil on a steep sided cutting, as a train on the opposite track recedes into the distance. High above navvies hack at the rock with pickaxes. Plate 3 in the series Coloured Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Published by R Ackermann, 96 Strand, London. February 1831.

Details

Category:
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
1977-7304
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • print
  • intaglio print
  • etching

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