Folkestone Harbour, A View Looking East From Within The Harbour At Low Water With The End Of The South Quay On The Right.
The harbour at low water with three luggers beached on the silt within the harbour, and a rowing-boat in the foreground. the pent stream is flowing along the base of the south quay making its way to the mouth of the harbour. several fisher-folk enliven the scene working on their boats or mending nets, and other figures dot the parapet of the south quay.
Original Watercolour Signed and Dated, 12.5 x 9 inches, preserved within a larger mount. There is some discolouration in the sky area but overall the watercolour is in good condition with the colour still vibrant and forms a pleasing composition. George Barnard was an illustrator and drawing master who was a pupil of D.J. Harding and exhibited at the R.A. from 1837 to 1873. He also exhibited at the B.I. and Suffolk Street, his subjects include views in Switzerland, Wales and Southern England. He is known to have painted several views of Folkestone as some were lithographed (including this view) and appear as illustrations in the second edition of 'English's Reminiscences of old Folkestone Smugglers' published in the 1880s.
[Stock No. 26883]