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An Aquatint of Sheerness Sea Front. 1813
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2015, 22:37:38 »
This aquatint, made in the summer of 1813 and published in 1823, shows, I think, the embankment, as it was then, between Sheerness and Queenborough, with Sheerness Dockyard in the background.

The Trustees of the British Museum. Museum number. 1872,1012.3094.
Coastal view at Sheerness, with a couple standing on a pier in foreground, looking at sailing boats tilting to one side in the waves; four figures standing further down the pier and two on the road at lower level at right; the town seen in background; within a rectangular border; illustration to Ayton's 'Voyage round Great Britain' vol. VII. 1823.
Aquatint and some etching with hand-colouring.
Padstow May Song Lisa Knapp


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