Ramsgate, in a High Gale. [&] Ramsgate, with a View of the new Light-House.
London: Published by R. Bowyer, Historic Gallery, Pall-Mall, 1801.
Pair of hand-coloured aquatints with etching, each c.440 x 570mm. 17¼ x 22½". Slightly faded; with margins. Some repairs.
Figures observing shipping in Ramsgate harbour in east Kent, from the quayside. Ramsgate was one of the great English seaside towns of the 19th century and a member of the ancient confederation of Cinque Ports. The lighthouse is prominent in the backgrounds of both compositions. From a first edition of 'Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain' after designs by the landscape painter and scene designer Philip James de Loutherbourg (1740 - 1812).
Abbey Scenery 6, 1 & 2. First issue.
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