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Antique English Watercolour of Broadstairs England circa 1890

A lovely antique English watercolour of Broadstairs, England circa 1890 with the original frame. Broadstairs is a coastal town on the Isle of Thanet in the Thanet district of east Kent, England, about 80 miles (130 km) south-east of London. Situated between Margate and Ramsgate, Broadstairs is one of Thanet's seaside resorts, known as the "Jewel in Thanet's crown". The name, Broadstairs, derives from a former flight of steps in the chalk cliff, which led from the sands up to the 11th-century shrine of St. Mary on the cliff's summit. This particular curve of the coastline is the most recognizable along this stretch of coast for its dramatic perspective. The gorgeous dusky colours used here show the town just as the sun is rising and life is awaking. The variety of vessels, beach side tents used for changing before bathing in the sea and the large breakwater are all shown here in a very attractive manner. The matting and frame have obviously been chosen with an eye to relate to the watercolour and ensure that it is the centre of attention. This lovely piece of nineteenth century English art will be enchanting whether placed on a wall alone or as part of a greater collection.

# EEJ481

DIMENSIONS

23.25" w x 2.00" d x 19.00" h

59.06cm w x 5.08cm d x 48.26cm h

$1,282.00

A lovely antique English watercolour of Broadstairs, England c.1890 with the original frame. Broadstairs is a coastal town on the Isle of Thanet in the Thanet district of east Kent, England, about 80 miles (130 km) south-east of London. Situated between Margate and Ramsgate, Broadstairs is one of Thanet's seaside resorts, known as the "Jewel in Thanet's crown". The name, Broadstairs, derives from a former flight of steps in the chalk cliff, which led from the sands up to the 11th-century shrine of St. Mary on the cliff's summit. This particular curve of the coastline is the most recognizable along this stretch of coast for its dramatic perspective. The gorgeous dusky colours used here show the town just as the sun is rising and life is awaking. The variety of vessels, beach side tents used for changing before bathing in the sea and the large breakwater are all shown here in a very attractive manner. The matting and frame have obviously been chosen with an eye to relate to the watercolour and ensure that it is the centre of attention. This lovely piece of nineteenth century English art will be enchanting whether placed on a wall alone or as part of a greater collection.