Watercolour painting by Christina Bonnett
A favorite among the Bridges over the Thames in London, this beautiful romantic bridge crosses the river from the Eastern side of Battersea Park in South London to Chelsea.
It is available as a high quality Giclée Print on Archival paper.
The picture is supplied mounted and ready to frame.
Post and Packing is extra.
The prints are 31.7cm x 29cm (image size) and the mounted size is 47.7 x 44cm
The original Painting is sold but Prints are available to order.
Albert Bridge is a suspension bridge 710 feet long, designed by R M Ordish and opened in 1873. Originally a toll bridge, this proved un-profitable and the toll ceased six years later. The toll booths remain and are the only surviving examples in London.
Nick-named “The Trembling Lady” because it tended to vibrate when large numbers of people walked over it, the bridge has never been replaced, although central piers were added in 1973, strengthening the bridge but perhaps slightly marring its beauty.
At night it is illuminated by 4,000 bulbs, and is among West London’s most striking landmarks. The lights were added in 1951 for the Festival of Britain and help to show off the delicate ironwork and ornamental towers.
Although threatened by demolition many times, it still proudly dominates the Chelsea riverside.
It is Listed Grade II*