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These sketches depict aspects of the city of Brighton on the English Channel coast. Turner has rendered two separate drawings of the Regency townhouses on the Front as well as a small jotting of the then recently erected Chain Pier.
For further sketches of Brighton in this book see Tate D18343–D18350, D18353–D18365, D18369–D18371; Turner Bequest CCX 20a–23a, 25a–33a, 35a–36a. See also Turner’s design Brighthelmstone, produced for Cooke’s Picturesque Views of the Southern Coast of England and published in 1825 (Tate impression T05289 and Tate D18469; Turner Bequest CCX 88).
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After Joseph Mallord William Turner Brighthelmston, Sussex, engraved by G. Cooke