Folkestone

LIGGINS, HENRY.

£375.00

Date

June 1875

Synopsis

The new pier.

Item Description

Oblong Oil Painting on artists board 12 x 4 inches in original swept gilt frame. Signed and dated on verso. In very good condition. A charming study of the 'New Pier' on a still sunny day, from the shingle beach looking down the pier to the small light house at the end. A lady and child is walking down the pier passing a flag-staff flying the Union-Jack. Two figures are chatting further along the structure between a small crane and the light at the end. This pier was constructed in the early 1870s to enable steamers to dock at low water when the harbour was dry and was inuse untill the harbour arm was built in the beginning of the 20th. century. The picture was in the collection of Ann Nevill the recently deceased local historian.

[Stock No. 26666]

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