|Artist||William Byrne after Thomas Hearne|
|Published||London, Published 1st Jany. 1803 by W. Byrne Titchfield Street, and T. Cadell & W. Davies, Strand.|
|Dimensions||Image 150 x 215 mm, Plate 227 x 284 mm, Sheet 243 x 338 mm|
A view of Wallingford from the banks of the Thames looking at Wallingford Bridge and the town beyond from Britannia Depicta; A Series Of Views (With brief Descriptions) Of The Most Interesting And Picturesque Objects In Great Britain, Engraved From Drawings By Messrs. Farington, Turner, Hearne, Smith, Alexander, &c. - By William Byrne, F.A.S. - The Counties Alphabetically Arranged; - Part I. Containing Twenty-four Views in Bedfordshire, Berkshire, And Buckinghamshire.
William Byrne (1743-1805) was a landscape engraver, and publisher who trained in Paris under Wille in the early 1760s, and then worked in London. He was father of the engravers Anne Francis, Elizabeth, John, Letitia and Mary.
Thomas Hearne (1744-1817) was English landscape painter in watercolour and an engraver. He was a pupil of William Woollett,with whom he worked with from 1765-1771. From 1771-1774 he travelled to the Leeward Islands where her served as draughtsman to the Governor. Hearne's worked infuenced Thomas Girtin and J.M.W. Turner.