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Oil painting of Chelsea from across the river by Thomas Priest, 1742
This painting of Chelsea and the Thames was painted by Thomas Priest from Battersea. The most dominant building is the parish church of All Saints, now Chelsea Old Church. Along the bank the wharves and moorings as travelling on the river was the most frequent form of transportation. The river was wider and shallower than today as there were no embankments.
Location of original: Chelsea Print Room 1604
Copyright: the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries (RBKC Libraries)
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