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Louis Belanger (Paris 1736-1816 Stockholm)
Louis Belanger (Paris 1736-1816 Stockholm)

Putney Bridge

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Louis Belanger (Paris 1736-1816 Stockholm)
Putney Bridge
signed and dated 'Louis Bélanger 1796'
pencil, pen and black ink, watercolour, fully laid down on the original tablet
11 x 14 1/8 in. (27.8 x 35.7 cm.)

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Lot Essay

Bélanger, whose career took him throughout Europe and to the Caribbean, here shows Sir Jacob Acworth's Putney Bridge, which was opened in 1729. Until the construction of Battersea Bridge in 1771, Putney Bridge was the only bridge crossing the Thames between London Bridge and Kingston Bridge.

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