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View of Ramsgate Town and Harbour

View of Ramsgate Town and Harbour

Engraver: Ward, James

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1799

Shelfmark: Ktop XVII

Item number: 7 b

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Ramsgate was a good harbour for ships to shelter from bad weather. It also had numerous secluded caves along the coast which made it ideal for smuggling. The engraver of this piece, James Ward, was "Painter & Engraver in Mezzotinto to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales".

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