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Thames art, literature and architecture

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Maritime Greenwich: A World Heritage Site 
Maritime Greenwich: A World Heritage Site
A unique historical landscape
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Picturing the 18th-century port
How artists interpreted the Thames in the 18th century
 Picturing the 18th-century port
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Joseph Conrad 
Joseph Conrad
The Polish émigré who became a British merchant seaman and a master of English prose
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The port in literature
Many writers have used references to the Thames and London's port districts in their works
 The port in literature
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Bridging the Thames 
Bridging the Thames
The fascinating stories behind London Bridge and Tower Bridge
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Printing the Thames in the 19th century
The print imagery of the period and the artists who focused on the Thames
 Printing the Thames in the 19th century
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William Lionel Wyllie and the Thames 
William Lionel Wyllie and the Thames
The career and techniques of a prominent Thames artist
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William Lionel Wyllie 
William Lionel Wyllie
London river artist
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Inigo Jones
Designer of the first Italian-style buildings in England including the Queen's House, Greenwich
 Inigo Jones
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Maritime Greenwich 
Maritime Greenwich
Uncover the history of this unique historical landscape
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Thames crossings: bridges, ferries and tunnels
Learn more about the bridges and tunnels that cross the River Thames
 Thames crossings: bridges, ferries and tunnels
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Greenwich and London from One Tree Hill, by Johannes Vorsterman 
Greenwich and London from One Tree Hill, by Johannes Vorsterman

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Greenwich through the ages 
Greenwich through the ages

Greenwich has been the site of many prestigious buildings including a royal palace, the Royal Observatory and the Naval College
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The Greenwich Hospital collection

Examples of famous paintings and artefacts donated to the Greenwich Hospital.
 The Greenwich Hospital collection
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Thornhill's painted ceiling 
Thornhill's painted ceiling

Early sketches for Thornhill's Painted Hall in Greenwich Hospital.
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James (Jean-Jaques) Tissot (1836-1902)

Depictions of 19th-century London life observed with a Frenchman’s eye
 James (Jean-Jaques) Tissot (1836-1902)
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Willem van Velde the Elder (1611-93) and the Younger (1633—1707) in London 1672-1707 
Willem van Velde the Elder (1611-93) and the Younger (1633—1707) in London 1672-1707

The Dutch marine artists Willem van de Velde and his son, also called Willem, painted pictures of ships, battles and the sea for the British court, the aristocracy and naval officers
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