On the Isle of Thanet, East Kent
  • Robert Brandard
  • Birmigham 1805 - 1862 London
  • On the Isle of Thanet, East Kent , 1834
  • Watercolour over pencil, on paper,
  • signed and dated with pen and brown ink: R Brandard. 1834.
    Watermark J. Whatman / Turkey Mill
  • 214 × 306 mm

Beginning in 1824, Brandard studied under Edward Goodall in London, where he was particularly trained as a landscape painter and engraver. He would later perfect his watercolour technique, a particular advantage to him on his countless study trips. On one of these he made this view of the Isle of Thanet, looking toward the town of Broadstairs and Bleak House, where Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield. One year later, W. Floyd engraved the watercolour and published it with Simpkins & Marshall in London.