The picture is of considerable local interest, showing the Martello Towers in the Pevensey Level area about twenty-five years after they were built as a defence against a possible Napoleonic invasion.
View of Martello Towers near Bexhill, looking towards Beachy Head by John F Tennant, 1835
© Towner Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 47 x 69 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,000 ( Total: £4,000)
- Acquired in:
- Pawsey and Payne
They are situated between Hastings and Bexhill. Many of the Towers have since crumbled into the sea or been obscured by housing and industrial development.
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