‘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 some with the help of his friend the poet John Betjeman, who first suggested the idea for the book.
The filligree finery of this pleasure palace, built for George IV, is showcased to good effect in this print, highlighted, as it is, by dark skies and equally dark foreground. The building has become synonymous with Brighton – architectural icon of the city itself.
Format: Giclée print, limited edition (1/750) on 310gsm thick, 100% cotton rage. Hand-numbered and hand-embossed.
Size: 19.5 x 28.0; paper: 29.5 x 36.0cm
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