Ferries across the Thames
By HOLLAR, Wenceslaus , 1644

Whitehall [and] Lambeth

British Isles London
  • 作者: HOLLAR, Wenceslaus
  • 出版地: ?[London
  • 发布日期: 1644].
  • 物理描述: Etched view.
  • 方面: 280 by 380mm. (11 by 15 inches). Plate size: 101 by 175mm.
  • 库存参考: 18301


Published as part of Hollar’s series of ‘English views’, the present view shows Lambeth Palace from the river at Whitehall Stairs. In the foreground the north bank of the Thames is occupied with a range of buildings, some with stairs leading directly down to the water’s edge. A two-storied wing at the centre has a slope leading down to a collection of ferry boats, which passengers could use to cross the Thames, as indeed numerous figures are doing in Hollar’s view. Unlike the Privy Stairs further up river which led directly through a passage to the quarters of the royal pages and royal cooks, Whitehall Stairs was a public landing place.


  1. NHG Hollar 451
  2. Pennington 912.