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View of Cottages near Perry Bridge, Perry Barr

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1966P23
Collection:Topographical Views - Barber Collection
Date:1801-03-26 - 1801-03-26

Maker Information

Artist:Joseph Vincent Barber - View biography for Joseph Vincent Barber


This drawing by Joseph Vincent Barber shows thatched cottages in the vicinity of Perry Bridge, the old packhorse bridge which crosses the River Tame at Perry Barr. The bridge is said to be the oldest surviving structure in Birmingham, having replaced a mediaeval wooden bridge around the year 1500.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Ink with grey wash on paper.

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Height:165 mm
Width:214 mm