Artist: King, J.
Medium: Aquatint with etching, coloured
View of Ashley Down in the Isle of Wight by J. King. Situated near Ryde on the eastern coast of the Isle of Wight, the village of Ashley is well protected by the grand and picturesque Downs. A guidebook to the Isle of White published in the late 19th century by T. Nelson and Sons describes the area,
“From the Summit of Ashlet Down, 424 feet above the sea, may be enjoyed one of the finest prospects in the island. The crest of the down is surmounted by a triangular stone obelisk, erected by the Trinity Board in 1736, to serve as a seamark”.