Original print of Westminster Bridge, London, looking to the Houses of Parliament. Etching by Arthur Cherry.

1 in stock

SKU: S86a Categories: , ,



Etched by Arthur L. Cherry

Early C20th

An original etching by Arthur L. Cherry, looking west across the River Thames to the Houses of Parliament situated on the north bank, with a view along the side of Westminster Bridge in London. Westminster Bridge is a road and footbridge that connects Lambeth to Westminster and was painted in green to match the leather seats in the House of Commons (Lambeth Bridge is red representing the House of Lords). The present 827 foot bridge was designed by Thomas Page, with seven arches and Gothic detailing added by Charles Barry which matched his palace of Westminster. It was opened in 1862 after ten years of construction and is now the oldest bridge in use in London.

The romantic poet William Wordsworth wrote a sonnet entitled Composed Upon Westminster Bridge in 1802. It was written while he was travelling to France on the roof of a coach, accompanied by his sister Dorothy. However, the sonnet was based on Wordsworth’s views of the previous bridge completed in 1750. 

Read more about the Cherry Brothers of St Albans.

This is an original collectable vintage print and is in a good clean condition with pencil signature. It is available mounted in an ivory conservation quality mount and framed with a black and gold wood frame with acrylic glazing – £40.00.

Approximate dimensions are:

Mount window: 100 x 150 mm

Frame overall size: 240 x 270 mm

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg