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Printing plate - Shoreham Bridge

Shoreham Bridge

  • Object:

    Printing plate

  • Date:

    late 19th century - early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mura, Frank, born 1861 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etched zinc plate, faced with steel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. L. I. Wright in memory of her husband, H. J. L. Wright

  • Museum number:

    E.1301-1963

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case V, shelf 6, box BII

Physical description

Etched zinc plate, steel-faced, depicting Norfolk Bridge. The plate has been cancelled with five slanted vertical lines across the centre .

Date

late 19th century - early 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Mura, Frank, born 1861 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Etched zinc plate, faced with steel

Dimensions

Height: 23.8 cm measured by DH 29/06/2010, Width: 17 cm measured by DH 29/06/2010

Historical context note

Norfolk Bridge was a suspension bridge over the River Adur in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, designed by William Tierney Clark (with Captain Samuel Brown). It opened in 1834 and was replaced ca.1923.

Descriptive line

'Shoreham Bridge'. Cancelled etched zinc plate, steel-faced, depicting Norfolk Bridge. Etched by Frank Mura, late 19th century - early 20th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963 . London: HMSO, 1964.

Materials

Steel; Zinc

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Houses; Bridge; Men

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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