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A View at Margate

A View at Margate

Medium: Etching, coloured

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: Ktop XVII

Item number: 4-d

Genre: Topographical Print

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.

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