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Irongate Wharf, by WL Wyllie.

Irongate Wharf, by WL Wyllie.
Irongate Wharf, by WL Wyllie.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PV1968
Description: One of the many depictions of shipping on the Thames by the marine artist William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931). This watercolour shows Irongate Wharf with Tower Bridge in the distance. In 1854, the London, Leith, Edinburgh and Glasgow Steam Packet Company used Irongate Wharf as its London terminal. The wharf became the major London base for the General Steam Navigation Company, which operated regular cargo services to several European ports.
Creator: William Lionel Wyllie
Date: 1851-1931
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London. Wyllie collection.
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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