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Attributed to THOMAS PRIEST (worked 1740-1770)

1750, England

A View of the Thames looking upstream from the Terrace of Somerset House

Oil on canvas

43.20 x 97.60 cm    17.01 x 38.43 inches

Overall Framed Size
56.00 x 111.00 cm    22.05 x 43.70 inches

Provenance
U.S. private collection
With Knoedler and Co., New York
Ex Collection: Walter S M Burns, North Mimms Park, Hatfield

A View of the Thames looking upstream from the Terrace of Somerset House

Britain is fortunate in that it has an unrivalled record of topographical record compared to Europe. On the continent, major towns or cities were occasionally depicted as were important castles or palaces such as Versailles for example but in Britain there is an abundance of engravings and paintings depicti...
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