PortCities London

Picturing the 18th-century port

The working river in art

Joseph Farington

View of Greenwich from Deptford Yard.
View full size imageView of Greenwich from Deptford Yard. © NMM

The appeal and interest of the commercial Thames as a pictorial subject for a wider audience meant that many other artists produced images of the Pool of London and the dockyards in the late 18th century.

These included artists such as Joseph Farington, who was, like Samu