Scenes of Portsmouth life when Victoria was on the throne

COUNTRY INN Martin Snape made this drawing of The George on Portsdown Hill in 1901
COUNTRY INN Martin Snape made this drawing of The George on Portsdown Hill in 1901
Two clerks on duty in James Taylors offices in Old Portsmouth. 			 (Robert James collection)

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We end the current series of Martin Snape pictures with four more he made in Portsmouth at the turn of the last century.

Although born in Gosport (1852), much of his work was of scenes in Portsmouth and around the fringes of Portsmouth Harbour.

PARISH CHURCH St Marys Church, Portsea, 1899

PARISH CHURCH St Marys Church, Portsea, 1899

Snape died in 1930 and one of his most famous paintings, Forton Creek, which is one of a series, hangs in the town hall at Gosport.

Snape exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1874 and 1901.

DOOR A study of the west door of Portsmouths Anglican cathedral, 1899

DOOR A study of the west door of Portsmouths Anglican cathedral, 1899

CHARACTER A view of the Camber, Old Portsmouth, when it was possible to cross it by swing bridge. In earlier days the Camber was forded at low water near the site of the bridge

CHARACTER A view of the Camber, Old Portsmouth, when it was possible to cross it by swing bridge. In earlier days the Camber was forded at low water near the site of the bridge