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[Brighton] To Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, This Panorama is (by Permission)
[Brighton] To Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, This Panorama is (by Permission) most Gratefully and Humbly Dedicated by W.H. Mason, Repository of Arts, 1, Ship St.t Brighton, and W. Mason, Printseller &c. St Mary's Place, Cambridge.
Drawn by H. Wilds, Architect, Brighton. A. Edington sculp.t, 10 Portland St. London.
Ackermann & Co London. Published as the Act Directs 1833.
Very scarce aquatint on several sheets conjoined, with original hand colour, incomplete. Total size c. 140 x 2800mm (5½ x 110"). All folds reinforced on verso, other signs of wear. Lacking approx 1600mm in the west and between Bedford Square and Preston Street.
A rolling prospect of Brighton's King's Road, illustrating the seafront architecture running from the publisher's premises on the corner of Ship Street, west to Waterloo Street in Hove. Among the existing buildings shown are Brunswick Terrace, The Norfolk Hotel (now the 'Mercure Brighton Seafront') and the west of Bedford Square. and street-life captured at a turning point in the town's history, just before its Victorian boom as a resort, precipitated by the arrival of the railway in 1841. William Henry Goodburn Mason (1810 - 1879) was a publisher and printseller, also carver and gilder, based in Brighton. We can trace no other work by the engraver Edington.
Abbey Life 527; Ford: 22.
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