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A View of Margate Pier and the Two Sisters

A View of Margate Pier and the Two Sisters

Engraver: Jukes, F.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1785

Shelfmark: Ktop XVII

Item number: 4-h

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Margate Piers and the Two Sisters. 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. In this view bathing machines can be seen in the sea. Margate Pier was rebuilt in 1789 but later damaged by a storm. The harbour was not really developed until it was built by John Rennie in 1810. The artist is John Watts (1770-) a landscape painter who lived in London. The engraver is Francis Jukes (1745-1812).

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