Hers and His Fitzherbert and George IV Brighton Pavilion Pebble Beach
‘Hers and His Fitzherbert and George IV Brighton Pavilion Pebble Beach.’
Panoramic format. Print size 124 x 30.5 cm approx. Signed print from a limited edition of 100. From original ink drawing to which I apply colour digitally. Printed on fine art paper using archival inks.
Architectural print description
The name of this print refers the historic most famous couple in Brighton and their residences. Fifth from the left is Fitzherbert’s Steine House and on the far right is George IV’s Brighton Royal Pavilion. The print shows in elevation the buildings of Old Steine Road. From right to left: The Royal Pavilion, The Kitchen buildings and adjacent buildings found at Palace Place, Castle Square and Old Steine. The current YMCA building was at its time Steine House; the former residence of Maria Fitzherbert, mistress and wife of the Prince Regent. And also worth mentioning Marlborough House, a 1771 building designed by architect Robert Adam.
This architectural print belongs to a tonal collection that I have named ‘Pebble Beach’. The palette for this collection reflects the variation of colours and tones in the beach pebbles that can be found along the East Sussex Coast. The pebbles are flint, a hard grey rock that was deposited in the chalk cliffs; through natural erosion the flints are released from the cliffs and slowly make their way through a natural process to form the pebble beaches.