A View at Margate
Medium: Etching, coloured
Slightly caricatured view of Margate beach seafront and beach.Margate in the late eighteenth century became a resort for wealthy invalids. Persons of fashion came to follow the new trend for sea-bathing in order to restore their health. However this view shows the haphazardly built seafront and a rather plump family with an invalid surveying the beach. In the left corner is one of the 'bathing machines' for which Margate became famous.