A view of the Inside of Mergate [sic] Pier by Samuel Scott

Scott visited Kent with William Hogarth in the year this drawing was made and the two artists published an account of their stay.

Details

Medium:
Ink & wash
Dimensions:
22.8 x 69.9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £7,000)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
Andrew Wyld

This work depicts Margate pier with an array of river and sea-going vessels which would have been a common sight off the North Kent coast at that time. Scott details several types of vessel from the local type of fishing boat to a three-master which may have been a cross-Channel trader, and to the smaller vessels with bluff bows and leeboards correctly recorded for period, and possibly indicative of links with the Continent and Holland in particular.

Provenance

Sotheby's, 2002; Trustees of a private collection. The work has been vetted by the Art Loss Register in 2007.

Venue details

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge 18 High Street, CANTERBURY Kent CT1 2RA 01227 862162 www.thebeaney.co.uk

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