Hers and His Fitzherbert and George IV Brighton Pavilion Ocean Blue
‘Hers and His Fitzherbert and George IV Brighton Pavilion Ocean Blue.’
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.
The name of this print refers to 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 print belongs to a tonal collection named ‘Ocean Blue’. It reflects the aquamarine colours of the sea I encountered one summer day walking on the Palace Pier in Brighton with the ‘Big Blue’ underneath my feet glistening through the cracks between the planks of the wooden deck. And later lounging on a deck chair watching the English Channel framed in the horizon by the white lattice of Victorian wrought iron railings.