Longitudinal Section Showing the Rotherhithe Shaft with the First Section of Tunnel Constructed

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A watercolour of a longitudinal section showing the Rotherhithe shaft with the first section of tunnel constructed, with two miners in profile working at the upper and lower sections of the shield, two gentlemen inspecting the works (possibly Brunel and a visitor), and a miner wheeling away soil in a barrow; cut from a larger sheet.

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Longitudinal Section Showing the Rotherhithe Shaft with the First Section of Tunnel Constructed






H 28 x W 59 cm

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purchased at Bonhams with grants from NHMF, Art Fund, Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, Friends National Libraries and Trinity Buoy Wharf; stored at London Metropolitan Archives

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