No 159. Boulters Lock Bridge

This bridge at Maidenhead forms a crossing to the Boulters Lock Hotel which stands on the lock island.   The lock has been a popular subject for painters ever since it was built and this part of the river was much used for boating parties etc during the late 19th and early 20th centuries,   This was probably due to the proximity of the hotels along this stretch (one of which was run by the artist’s family during the 1920s!) and the nearby railway station.   This would allow Londoners an easy journey for a picnic and day on the river.