1863 - 1955
Brighton and Hove

Oil on canvas, signed lower left
Image size: 32 × 48 inches (81.5× 122 cm)
Contemporary frame


Commissioned by Southern Railway 1930
Private Collection

Promoting the express hourly service of six electric trains.

A kayaker’s view of the Brighton Pier and the Palace at the far end. It is an unusual point-of-view in that the water takes up half of the image and the sky the other half, while all of the detailed buildings along the shore are depicted only in the distance.

Charles Pears was a renowned British Painter and the first elected President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. Charles Pears was also a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and Royal Institute of Oil Painters. His works are held in the collections of the London Transport Museum, National Railway Museum, Imperial War Museum, and Tate.