|Artist||John Cooke Bourne|
|Published||Printed by C. F. Cheffins |
|Dimensions||Image 258 x 390, Sheet 357 x 490 mm|
Woodsmen working in the fields outside Bristol. In the distance, smoking plumes from the city's factories can be seen. Print nicely alludes to the juxtaposition between Industrialisation and the age-old ways of the countryside. A railway bridge is apparent in the far right distance. From Bourne's 'History and Description of the Great Western Railway' (1846).
John Cooke Bourne (1814 - 1896) was a British draughtsman, painter and lithographer. He is best known for his lithographs recording the construction of Britain's railways in the nineteenth century. Based in London, he published 'Drawings of the London & Birmingham Railway' in 1838, and 'History and Description of the Great Western Railway' in 1846, which contained images commissioned by Charles F. Cheffins (1777-1844) . In 1848 he recorded the building of the Dnieper Bridge in Kiev, Russia.
Charles F. Cheffins was a British lithographer active between 1839 and the mid-1840s. He had premises at 9 Southampton Buildings, Holborn, London.
Condition: Time toning and wear around margins.