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The Bathing Place, Ramsgate

The Bathing Place, Ramsgate

Engraver: Green, V & Jukes, F

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1782

Shelfmark: Ktop XVII

Item number: 7 d

Genre: Topographical Print

In the mid-18th century, Ramsgate became a popular bathing spot. Doctors encouraged wealthy patients to bathe in seawater to cure illness. With attractive sandy beaches, Ramsgate was an accessible seaside destination for Londoners. The engraver, V Green, described himself as "Mezzotinto Engraver to His Majesty & to the Elector Palatine".

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