Location: Sospel, France
Dimensions: 46 cm x 61 cm
This watercolour is one of a number of paintings of the famous Roman Bridge at Sospel up in the Maritime Alps. Knighton-Hammond would have set himself and his painting equipment up partly in the bed of the River Bevera to find the vantage point chosen for this scene. The bridge is imposing set against the alps. The picture is painted with great freedom and fluidity yet is accurate in the portrayal of the bridge and the architecture. The bridge was a favourite subject for many artists including Knighton-Hammond's friend, Sir Frank Brangwyn and his former master at Manchester Municipal School of Art, Adolphe Valette from whom he was greatly influenced.