— Discoveries Bridge over the Thames identified

oil on panel by James M. Burnet (1788–1816)

Old Chelsea Bridge, oil on panel by James M. Burnet (1788–1816)

Pieter van der Merwe, group leader for Maritime Subjects, thought a location of a painting titled ‘Old Chelsea Bridge’ by James M. Burnet (1788–1816), held at Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums didn’t look like Chelsea, and the bridge did not look like Chelsea Bridge. Perhaps it was further up the Thames?

All three relevant group leaders agreed a recommendation in answer to the original query, the identity of the bridge: (Old) Battersea Bridge which was in the past referred to as Old Chelsea Bridge. The collection retained the title 'Old Chelsea Bridge', however a painting description could be added: ‘An alternative title for this work is '(Old) Battersea Bridge from the East'.’

Jade King, Art UK