A very attractive detailed view of Newcastle from across the river on the Rope Walk, Gateshead. The print is engraved by the great Robert Havell. Thomas Miles Richardson (1784-1848) developed an early interest in drawing and later became a teacher of drawing at St. Andrews school in Newcastle. After six years he resigned to become an artist but struggled initially to gain work locally. Following exhibitions at the Royal Academy and the British Institution in London in 1814 his notoriety grew. He never lost his northern roots and continued to live and work in Newcastle. The first major art Exhibition in the north in 1822 was hosted at his own house at Brunswick Place. His success grew with founding of several Institutions in the north. This print was painted by Richardson from Gateshead looking across the river at the city. He employed the highly talented engraver Robert Havell to produce this fine high quality aquatint of it which Richardson published in 1819. This print is a restrike from the original copper plate produced in the 1980s on high quality paper.