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Entrance to Newport, Isle of Wight

Entrance to Newport, Isle of Wight

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1796

Shelfmark: K top Vol 15

Item number: 6.a

Length: 10.7

Width: 17.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the bridge in Newport in the Isle of Wight by J. King. Newport is located near the centre of the Island and was once a thriving port. In W. H. Davenport Adams’ book ‘The Isle of Wight; Its History, Topography and Antiquities’, published in 1862 Newport is describes thus, “[it] is the metropolitan town of the island. Seated on the Medina river, in a pleasant valley, it is almost surrounded by lofty calcareous downs, whose grassy slopes are always chequered with shifting lights and shadows”.

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