View from Spring Gardens Mill, Bath 1760
2 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

View from Spring Gardens Mill, Bath 1760

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Description

On 5th June 1760 Robins sat where the footings of Pulteney Bridge would go nine years later and captured in watercolour the view from Bathwick across the river. In the left foreground is the vernacular style Bathwick mill and on the opposite side of the River Avon are Wood's fashionable Palladian style Parades (1740-48), Princess Amelia's fishing lodge and Monk's Mill. The mill at Bathwick is recorded in the Domesday Book and the building shown by Robins probably dates from the end of the 17th century. A stone causeway leads to the heavy wooden door, set within a stone arch, against which is propped a wicker eel trap. In the distance are a number of buildings including Widcombe Hall, Ralph Allen's Gothick Lodge and as with almost all of Robins' depictions of Bath, Prior Park. From a collection of 45 sketches of Bath by Thomas Robins the Elder (1716-1770). By kind permission of V&A Images.
 

Image Reference

13090
 

Artist / Photographer

Robins, Thomas
 

Collection Reference

2006AY2072
 

Original Width (mm)

300
 

Original Height (mm)

200
 

Collection Location

V & A Museum
 

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