William Westall, A.R.A. (1781-1851)
New Bailey Bridge, Manchester
Watercolour over pencil heightened with white
9 x 14.2 cm; 3 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches
by John Roffe, published in Charles Tilt’s Great Britain Illustrated, 1830 (A copy of the print accompanies this watercolour)
Andrew Wyld, November 1973
After the artist’s return from Captain Flinders’ expedition to Australia in 1804 and further travels in the West Indies he worked as a topographical artist in England.
There are currently ambitious plans for the redevelopment of this area between Manchester and Salford.