The Old Steine, Brighton, from Major General Sir Arthur Clifton’s House


Steel engraving by J Newman after F W Woledge, published by Andrews, 11 St James’s Street, 1840, then in Woledge’s Six Views of Brighton, 1842. Major General Sir Arthur Benjamin Clifton was a veteran of the Battle of Waterloo, and his house was 53 Old Steine. The house lies well back from the road in the south-west corner of The Steine and is now used as offices. The scene is looking east: in the middle distance is the Royal York Hotel, behind that is the Albion Hotel, and in the distance is the Chain Pier.

J Newman & Co was a company of engravers and publishers based in Watling Street, London, situated just east of St Paul’s Cathedral. They produced small lithographs and steel engravings of scenes all around the British Isles, including 66 recorded views of Brighton, mostly through the 1850s, 1860s and 1870s. They engraved for a variety of Brighton-based publishers and artists, but also published many views themselves.

Illustrated in Old Brighton: A Collection of Prints, Paintings and Drawings by Eileen Hollingdale. George Nobbs Publishing, 1979, p 33.

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