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Grand Review at Sandham Bay

Grand Review at Sandham Bay

Artist: Livesay, R.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1798

Shelfmark: K top Vol 15

Item number: 14.e

Length: 40

Width: 54

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of troops of the Newport Volunteers at Sandown Bay (not Sandham Bay as the title suggests) in the Isle of Wight. The Loyal Newport Volunteers were first raised by Ralph Leeke in Newport, Shropshire in 1803 in answer to a call from the King for volunteers to defend their country in case of an invasion by Napoleon. Volunteers were raised across the country to defend their home towns, and this print depicts the volunteers of Newport on the Isle of Wight. Sandown is situated on the eastern coast of the island and is well known for its five mile long golden beach. Sandown Fort can be seen to the right of this print.

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