Paul Frecker
Fine Photographs


London Bridge, c. 1925
Edward Hillsworth

An unmounted matt silver print showing shipping in the Thames near London Bridge.

Photographed by Edward Hillsworth.

Edward Henry Robert Hillsworth was an amateur photographer and a founding member of the Basingstoke Camera Club. He favoured rural and coastal scenes in Essex, Kent and Sussex though he also made photographic forays as far afield as Cornwall. Most surviving examples of his work are in the Pictorialist style.

Born at Rathmines, a suburb on the southside of Dublin, at the time of the 1901 census he was a ‘Commercial Clerk & Provisions Broker’ living at Wanstead in Essex with his wife Amy (née Best). In 1911 he was a ‘Shorthand Writer & Typist’ at Woodford in Essex. When the Register of 1939 was compiled, he was living in Basingstoke and working as a ‘Clerk in Wholesale Tailoring.’ He died, aged 73, in Basingstoke in 1940.

Condition: the print presents a few small imperfections, including a tiny void at its lower right-hand edge, but is otherwise in excellent condition, with rich and satisfying tones. It is printed on thick, firm, slightly textured stock.

Dimensions: the print measures 8” by 9.8” (22.2 cm by 25 cm).

price:  £175
code: cat030
London Bridge, River Thames, Edward Hillsworth, London, shipping