Original Author: Robert Johnson, artist; Charlton Nesbit, engraver
Medium: Wood engraving
Newcastle upon Tyne
In this engraved scene from the late-eighteenth to early-nineteenth century, a woman in a horse-drawn carriage as well as several pedestrians cross a square in Newcastle upon Tyne. Rising beyond the square is St. Nicholas Church (now the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas). The church building dates to 1350, and its distinctive lantern spire tower was added in the fifteenth century.
Newcastle upon Tyne is located in northeast England, and it grew into a large, prosperous city after it was a awarded a royal monopoly of the coal trade in 1530.