The Fairest Arch in England
Old Ouse Bridge, York, and its Buildings: The Pictorial Evidence
by Barbara Wilson and Frances Mee
Lavishly illustrated book dealing principally with the ‘Old Ouse Bridge’, built in 1565–6. The
Tudor bridge with its large and unusual central arch, crowned by its chapel, council chamber, debtors’ goal, shops and houses, and framed by the river and waterfronts, attracted artists including Joseph Farrington, John Sell Cotman, John Varley, J.M.W.Turner and Thomas Girtin. The book includes brief essays on various aspects of the bridge and its buildings. Irresistible to anyone interested in the history and architecture of York!
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