• 3  of  1000

Item Preview

Item Actions

Uploaded on:
06/01/2022 16:37
File Size:
7.33 MB
2892 x 1869 pixels
259 views 3 downloads


Digital Media Bank ID: 137015
Original Filename: hah203_78_d01.jpg
Description: This is a colour illustration of the Brighton Aquarium. It is shown within a large fish with text above reading 'The Big Fish that cost £40,000!' The aquarium's walls appear to be collapsing and the contents flooding into the sea. Further captions below the image state 'Entered at Fishmongers Hall.' (left) and 'Drawn by William Gill.' (right); '(Dedicated to the Shareholders)' and the title 'The Brighton Aquarium. A Prospective View!' are printed centre. It is dated February 1902 yet the Chain Pier is visible on the right - it was destroyed in a storm in almost six years previous. The cartoon was probably produced following Brighton Corporation's purchase of the aquarium in October 1901 for £30,000 after its operators had got into financial difficulty.
Categories: Collections/ Local & Social History, Timeline/ 1900s, Timeline/ Edwardian (1901-1910), Learning Themes/ Leisure & Tourism  
Copyright & Re-use
Credit: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: CC BY-SA
Caption: Cartoon
Object or Artwork info
Title (of Artwork / Object): The Brighton Aquarium - A Prospective View!
Creator (of Artwork / Object): William Gill
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): 1902
Subject tags:
Brighton Corporation
Latitude: 50.8196
Longitude: -0.1358
File info
Size: 7.33 MB; 2892 x 1869 pixels; 245 x 158 mm (print at 300 DPI); 765 x 495 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape
Administrative info
Linked Accession no.: H203/78