Aquatint engraving by and after John Bruce. Dated 23 November 1824.
Capt Brown, who designed the Chain Pier, was an engineer who had designed the pier at the Port of Edinburgh. He and his family put up £17,000 of the £27,000 required to build Brighton’s Chain Pier, and it lasted from 1823 to 1896.
John Bruce was an accomplished and important local Brighton artist, engraver and publisher, and there are 39 prints of Brighton after his name.