Image size: 21 x 29cm
Sheet size: 25.5 x 38cm
Open/Limited Edition: Open
Condition: Very good for age with evidence of very slight overall toning in the margins
One of 12 original aquatints of Brighton created by John Piper in 1938 and published
by Duckworth in 1939.
Unlike the hand coloured edition (55 copies), this edition was not numbered but it is generally accepted that the edition size was 200. Printed on hand made paper, the prints were not signed, although Piper did sign and dedicate some copies of the book.
Copy of the front page of the portfolio signed by John Piper will be included together with a short description of the image by the artist.
Mixed Styles Regency-Victorian-Modern
The view is drawn looking westwards along the promenade to Brunswick Terrace, at the point where Bedford Square opens on to the front. The corner house is one of the Regency series that surround the square in pale grey-painted stucco, with characteristic pilasters, verandahs and bows. Beyond it is an imposing Victorian building, and beyond that again the recently-built block of flats known as Embassy Court, designed by Wells Coates. Each of these buildings, in design and materials, belongs very much to its own age, and each is excellent of its kind. The designs are, respectively, pseudo-classical, florid, and modern-severe. The materials are, respectively, stucco, brick and cast iron, steel and glass and concrete.