Described on the plate as an ‘early woodcut’, but no artists are named. Published in Robertson’s Brighton & Hove – by pen and pencil. c1890.
This view from Robertson’s Guide is a direct copy of Images of Brighton 524, N.E. View of the Pavilion and Royal Stables, Brighton, published by William Grant, 5 Castle Square c1845 after the artist George Atwick. The title of the Grant engraving notes the Pavilion and the Stables, but the view also includes the North Gate. As such, these two prints are the only known 19th century images that include the North Gate, the Pavilion itself and the Stables. To achieve this view, the artist was standing a few steps north of Edward Street as it enters the southern end of Grand Parade. By this date the Pavilion had been pictured many times, and this image illustrates the imaginative lengths to which publishers went to find a different angle.