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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA540798: Edmund John Niemann, 1813–1876 panorama Of The Medway From Upnor Hill With Chatham And Dockyard In The Distance & Rochester Beyond

Edmund John Niemann, 1813–1876 panorama Of The Medway From Upnor Hill With Chatham And Dockyard In The Distance & Rochester Beyond

£10,000    $13,026    €11,901
Edmund John Niemann, 1813–1876
 
Panorama of the Medway from Upnor Hill with Chatham and Dockyard in the distance & Rochester beyond
 
Signed/Inscribed:
 
and dated "E J Niemann Chatham 59"
 
oil on panel
 
35 x 92 cm. x 13.3/4 x 36.1/4in.
 
This extensive Panorama shows the key Chatham Covered Slips and H.M. Dockyard centrally in the distance, with St Mary's Church just to the right of the dockyard before the major expansion northward onto St Mary's Island (left) from c. 1860 with the shipbuilding sheds of the 1840s and early 50s which four out of five (the most southerly of two early wooden ones was later lost to fire). The kiln in the right foreground is for the terracotta works, to the immediate left of the terracotta works is the "New London Stone Obelisk" marking the limit of the city of London over the river, this was erected in 1836. There is a small Littles shipbuilding yard by Upnor Castle & Barracks seen in the far right , this may have been part of the dockyard’s activities. In the far top right hand section is the Windmill and Star Hill at Rochester with Rochester Cathedral and the Castle in the far distance.
 
Notes
 
The Medway area has a long and varied history dominated originally by the city of Rochester and later by the naval and military establishments principally in Chatham and Gillingham.
 
Rochester was established on an Iron Age site by the Romans,who called it Durobrivae (meaning "stronghold by the bridge"), to control the point where Watling Street (now the A2) crossed the River Medway. Rochester later became a walled town and, under later Saxon influence, a mint was established here. The first cathedral was built by Bishop Justus in 604 and rebuilt under the Normans by Bishop Gundulf, who also built the castle that stands opposite the cathedral. Rochester was also an important point for people travelling the Pilgrims' Way, which stretches from Winchester to the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury. The Pilgrims' Way cross...
Antique #SA540798, showcased on this page, originates from 1850. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
1850
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