POINT LE GROIN, ST BRELADE, JERSEY, THE CHANNEL ISLANDS
LE GROIN, ST BRELADE
JERSEY - THE CHANNEL ISLANDS
Approximate Overall Size: 5 x 8 ins
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Henry B Wimbush was one of Raphael
Tuck's most prolific artists, but despite his very high postcard output, he
remains a shadowy figure, only briefly chronicled in art dictionaries and reference
works. Although he first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1888, he was not
famous as a painter, and his work was not very well known.
CHANNEL ISLANDS: A group of islands, on the S.
side of the English Channel, 10 m. W. of coast of France and 80 m. S. of coast
of England. The principal members of the group are Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney,
and Sark. Geographically connected with France, they have been politically attached
to England since the Conquest, and are now all that remain to it of the dukedom
of Normandy. The land is parcelled out among a great number of small proprietors,
and is carefully cultivated. The language is nearly the same as the old Norman
French, but English is taught in all the parochial schools.
CONDITION: Excellent. Early 1900s Publication. Bookplate Print.