The Steine (An Excursion to Brighthelmstone)

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One of a set of eight aquatints devoted to a journey from London to Brighthelmstone (Brighton),resort, this print represents the main promenade anchored by the residence of the Prince of Wales. Related text tells us, "The Steine, at Brighthelmstone, is most beautifully situated: three sides of it are formed by very neat and convenient lodging-houses &c.–The fourth is open to the sea. The rising downs behind, are a shelter and an ornament. The white cliffs are seen trending to the west, as far as Seaforth; and, on the west, the eye ranges over the liquid expanse, and reaches Portdown-Hill, Spithead, and eastern part of the Isle of Wight."

The Steine (An Excursion to Brighthelmstone), Drawn and etched by Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London), Etching and aquatint

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