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The main group comprises women in colourful dresses, apparently with parasols and accompanied by one or two men, probably observed on a beach or promenade (see the Introduction for other examples). The detail to the left is less clear, but may include a small child.
As discussed in the Introduction, this is one of the subjects of figures by the sea which Ian Warrell tentatively suggested as linked to Brighton around 1827, while noting that they could equally well show scenes in England or France on other occasions.1
See Warrell 1989, pp.120, 123 note 114.
Blank; inscribed in pencil ‘54–68’ top left; inscribed in pencil ‘D.24630’ bottom left.
There is a border of white paper or tape, indicating that the sheet was formerly mounted.