Copyright/attribution: ©Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives

The North West Prospect of the City of Bristol (print)

a black and white print with lettering on paper, showing: the view from Brandon Hill, Bristol, with two lines of shipping, one on the River Avon along Welsh Back and the other on the Frome on Broad Quay and St Augustine's Back; in 1739, on a visit to Bristol, poet Alexander Pope wrote 'as far as the eye can see, hundreds of ships, their masts as thick as they can stand by one another, which is the oddest and most surprising sight imaginable'; note the citizens in the foreground exercising their rights to dry washing (and also beat carpets) on Brandon Hill

More like this...

More from Bristol Museums