View near Newport, Isle of Wight
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
View of the town of Newport in the Isle of Wight. Richard Hutchings visited Newport when travelling around England in 1776. He wrote the following description in his journal of his tour, “It is a neat pretty Town, the houses are built of brick, the streets of a tolerable width, a square Market place, & good looking old Church, but no burying ground it being almost in the centre of the Town. The people here have a great neatness in their appearance. This place is the capital of the Island and reckoned to contain five thousand souls, a sixth part of the whole inhabitants”.