Parrott, William (1813-1893)
William Parrott, an Essex farmer's son, was born in 1813. He was apprenticed to John Pye the engraver. However, Parrott soon became a painter and from 1835 exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution and the Society of British Artists in Suffolk Street. These lithographs show that he was skilful in painting landscape and architecture.
Like Boys he made two stones for each view, one for outline and one for tint, and these combined in register produced the lithotints in the uncoloured versions of London from the Thames.
Parrott, William (1813-1893): Southwark Bridge from London Bridge
Coloured lithograph. LONDON FROM THE THAMES (1841 to 1842). External measurements of frame: (height) 38cm x (width) 56cm.
Paddle steamers waiting to dock at the Old Swan Pier with the lattice work of Rennie's Southwark Bridge and the dome of St Paul's in the background.