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Pen and ink - Beauties of Brighton
  • Beauties of Brighton
    Alfred Crowquill, born 1804 - died 1872
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Beauties of Brighton

  • Object:

    Pen and ink

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1825 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Alfred Crowquill, born 1804 - died 1872 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 64, box B

Physical description

Pen and ink and wash entitled 'Beauties of Brighton', a satirical portrait with some of Brighton's most celebrated residents and visitors caricatured and posing before the Royal Pavilion. They include Mrs Coutts, the Colonel D'Este, Alfred Forrester himself (the artist) with his two brothers, Liston the comedian, Mr. Lucombe of the Library, Mr and Mrs Rothschild, Prince Talleyrand, and the Duke of York.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1825 (made)


Alfred Crowquill, born 1804 - died 1872 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

A. Crowquill Del G. Cruickshank - Exect.. - 1825. Beauties of BRIGHTON
Inscribed below the drawing


Height: 8.8125 in, Width:, Width: 12.9375 in

Descriptive line

Pen and ink and wash entitled 'Beauties of Brighton' by Alfred Henry Forrester (pseud. Crowquill). Great Britain, 1825.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933.




Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Fashion; Pavilion; Satire; Caricature


Paintings; Caricatures & Cartoons; Satire


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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