40 x 50 cm
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Four Palmerston seaforts were built across the Solent from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight around 1860. They were designed, along with other land based forts, to protect the Royal Navy port of Portsmouth from a perceived threat from the French navy. This one is Spitbank Fort, now a luxury hotel.
The seaforts were the main subject in a number of Richard's paintings, and an incidental subject in a few others. See the links below to the other works.
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Sketch_19-44 Solent Fort (14th Jun 1953)
Image © Richard Eurich Paintings
Solent Fort (1954)
Image © 2018 Christie's Images Limited
Solent Fort (1936)
Image © 1997 Christie's Images Limited
Beach with Bathers (1969)
Zoom in to find the sea fort on the horizon.
Image © Tate
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