Railway Bridge – Rugby

John Cooke Bourne

Lithograph, view of the London and Birmingham Railway when in course of construction by J. C. Bourne, published 1839. ‘Railway Bridge – Rugby’. The bridge with its crenellation, heraldry and wider arch central section and two smaller arches either side, dominates the middle ground of the image. Trees and bushes sit in front of the bridge on the left and right sides in the grassy verge. The main ‘road’ continues under the central arch. Foliage and buildings can be seen in the background beyond the bridge through the central arch. Cattle can be seen passing underneath the bridge and several people loiter in the central arch. Two figures can also be seen on the grassy verge to the left that passes underneath the two left arches. Inscription on bottom of image ‘Railway Bridge – Rugby’.


Pictorial Collection (Railway)
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lithograph, paper

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