Beachy Head(1) From this part of the Gun Gardens the late lamented Rev. Henry James, Vicar of Willingdon, Sussex, accidentally fell and lost his life on the 22nd of May, 1850. / (2) Here, on the 10th of March, 1850, at 6 o'clock in the evening, Mr. S.R. Smyth (a stranger then to the Coast), overtaken by the tide and surprised by a very dense fog, endeavoured to ascend the Cliff [...]
Lithograph on india, printed area approx 170 x 240mm (6¾ x 9½"). Scarce.
Very unusual view of the chalk headland of Beachy Head in East Sussex, drawing attention to two accidents which occurred on the cliff within a short space of time. The second befell the printmaker himself who was fortunately saved and perhaps made this print in part to highlight the risks (a key identifies the exact places where the accidents took place).
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