‘Brighton Aquatints’ is Piper’s only fully realized example of an ‘artist’s book’. It was published in 1939 by Gerald Duckworth, and through its aquatints it celebrates some of Brighton’s most iconic architecture: its Regency squares with their stuccoed and balconied houses; the Royal Pavilion in all its extravagance, and the filigree beauty of the West Pier. Each aquatint was hand-coloured, mostly by Piper himself, but also with the help of his friend the poet John Betjeman, who first suggested the idea for the book.
Here we look back from the West Pier towards Regency Square, and thereby reverse the accustomed view from coast to Pier. And the colouring works so well: the darkening sky throwing the brightness of the white, and the shimmer in the water, into clear relief.
Format: Giclée print, limited edition (1/750) on 310gsm thick, 100% cotton rage. Hand-numbered and hand-embossed.
Size: 20.5 x 28.0; paper: 29.5 x 36.0cm
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