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An Elevated View of the New Docks & Warehouses now constructing on the Isle of Dogs near Lindhousefor the reception & acommodation of Shipping in the West India Trade

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: colored aquatint
Maker: Daniell, William
Place made: United Kingdom, England
Date made: 1802
Materials: ink; paper; pigment
Measurements: 18 in x 30 3/4 in
Nomenclature: Isle of Dogs
Classification: landscapes

"An Elevated View of the New Docks & Warehouses now constructing on the Isle of Dogs near Lindhousefor the reception & acommodation of Shipping in the West India Trade, representing the general appearance, when finished, of that agnificent & truly national work: of which a great part, by the energy, spirit, & perseverance of the Directors appointed to superintend its execution, has been actually completed in the short space of time little more than two years from its commencement in Feby. 1800, insomuch that on the 27 of Augst. 1802 the Thames was permitted to flow into the larger bason, which is 2600 feet in length continuing an Area of thirty acres, & two ships, the Henry Addington & Echo, being the first Vessels admitted, were recieved amidst the shouts of an immense concours of spectators assembled to behold a scene so highly interesting to every well-wisher to the prosperity & glory of his country. The Canal on the left, running parallel to the Docks, is executing by the corporation of London for the purposes of fecilitating the navigation of the river in affording an opportunity for Shipping to avoid its circuitous & often dangerous course round the Isle of Dogs: A Work co-operating with the other in the same grand Object which is to give at once Activity & Security to the Commerce of the Metropolis."


CC-D-0101

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Daniell, William
English
English, 1769-1837
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