1896 Print over 100 years old The Victoria Embankment.


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Antique print dated 1896.

The page is over 100 years old and in very good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. Available also in a brown with gold pencil-line frame, your choice.  RL.2.

Entitled – The Victoria Embankment.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

The Victoria Embankment. – During the reigns of George IV. and William IV.,  and in the early part of Her Majesty’s reign, the subject of an embankment for the river from London Bridge to Westminster was brought forward yearly in Parliament by the late Sir Frederick W. Trench, but still, as is too often the case, “nothing was done.”

Perhaps in the event London has been fortunate, for if the work of embanking the Thames had been taken in hand in the days of our fathers or our grandfathers, it is to be feared that it would not have been carried out upon the scale of magnificence which marks the work of Sir J. W. Bazalgette.

It appears that in 1840 Mr. James Walker laid down a line of embankment for the Corporation, which has now in  the main been followed.

This great work is in three divisions, namely, the “Victoria,” extending from the northern end of Blackfriars Bridge to Westminster;  the “Albert” from the Lambeth end of Westminster Bridge to Vauxhall;  and the third section extending from Millbank to the Cadogan Pier, close by Battersea Bridge.

The Victoria Embankment, shown in this view, follows in an even line the general curve of the river.

It is about 1 and a quarter miles in length, and is 100ft. in width throughout.

The carriage-way is 64ft. wide;  the footway on the land side 16ft.,  and that on the river side 20ft.

The Victoria Embankment is planted with trees 20ft. apart.

The whole of “our only boulevard” is a work of extraordinary magnitude and solidity, and nothing can be more striking than the contrast between the roaring, seething Strand and the spacious, shady sweep of this noble thoroughfare, which is unquestionably the finest promenade in the Metropolis.

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