Agostino Aglio – At Brighton 1829
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Inscribed on a separate piece of paper in brown ink ‘At Brighton 1829′.
Watercolour and ink wash with white highlights executed on the reverse side of a printed flyleaf: Hastings and its Environs. Drawn on Stone by A. Aglio etc. Presented in a new mount.
Sheet: 7 3/4 x 11 in. (19.5 x 28 cm.)
Mount: 12 3/4 x 16 in. (32.5 x 40.8 cm.)
The subject echoes an oil painting by John Constable of the Chain Pier which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1827. Also, a very similar view was taken by J M W Turner without the changing hut on the left, in the collection of Tate Britain: Reference D22773 Turner Bequest CCXLIV 111.