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: Fine Art
: Patterson's Shipbuilding Yard and the New Gaol
: JACKSON, Samuel
: a line drawing on paper, showing: a ship under construction at William Patterson's ship building yard at Wapping, with the new gaol visible in the background; Patterson took control of this yard in 1831, after the previous owner, William Scott, went bankrupt in 1830, and remained there until 1857; this work can be dated to 1831, as large parts of the new gaol seen in the background were destroyed by fire during the Bristol riots of October, 1831; Patterson would go on to build Brunel's Great Western; this drawing is taken from the opposite side of the New Cut, and the artist would have been standing with his back near to St Paul's Church (or the Bedminster New Church as it was known, having been built in 1829)
: circa 1825
: Purchased, 1949