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Lovers' Seat, Hastings

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    1850 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Baxter print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Francis William Baxter

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PE, shelf 51, box H

Physical description

Coloured print depicting a scene at Lovers' Seat: an area of the coastline near Hastings. The scene shows several couples and groups of people engaging in activities such as walking, picnicking and having tea. To the left, in the distance a large shining sun is shown on the horizon of the sea.

Place of Origin

England (printed)


1850 (published)


Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)

Materials and Techniques

Baxter print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Baxter's Patent Oil Printing.'


Height: 2.6875 in, Width: 4.0625 in

Descriptive line

Print by George Baxter, 'Lovers' Seat, Hastings,' Baxter-process print, England, 1850

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933
cat. no. 303
Lewis, C. T. Courtney. George Baxter (colour printer) his life and work: a manual for collectors. London: S. Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1908.




Baxter-process printing

Subjects depicted

Picnics; Coastline; Sea; Couples


Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Topography


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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