Brighton & The Chain Pier from the Pier Head.
Drawn & Lithog. by C. W. Wing. Published by W.m Tuppen Royal Marine Library Brighton. [n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph with later hand colour Image 220 x 350mm.
The Brighton Chain Pier was built in 1823 and was the first major pleasure pier to be built in Britain. It was primarily intended as a landing stage for packet boats to Dieppe, but it also featured a small number of attractions including (initially) a camera obscura. It became a major attraction: King William IV landed on it, J.M.W. Turner and John Constable painted it and it was even the subject of a song. The pier was destroyed by a storm in 1896.
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