Two seaside romances

#Picture Number SE26

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of contrasting seaside romances on a beach. A barefoot fisherman courts a young fishwife with her basket on her back, while a young man pays his addresses to a young woman in a bath chair, watched by a stern chaperone. This is an engraving of the painting ‘A Contrast’ by Abraham Solomon (1823-62), exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1855.