EDWARD DUNCAN, R.W.S.
London 1803-1882 London
Waterloo Bridge, London
Signed, inscribed with title and dated 1840 lower right, with studio stamp lower left
Watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour on grey paper
150 by 268 mm., 6 by 10 ½ in.
Duncan depicts Waterloo Bridge from the east with the Shot Tower (built 1826) beyond on what is now the site of the Royal Festival Hall. The Bridge was designed by John Rennie (1761-1820) and was opened on 18th June 1817, the second anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. It was demolished in 1936 after it became unsafe
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