Home to the largest beach launched fishing fleet in Britain the Stade in Hastings also has a very ancient past. The shingle beach has always been called the Stade - the word dates back over a thousand year and means " landing place ".
I love the older clinker build boats, the beautiful harmony of man and materials- creating boats that are perfect for their function and are wonderfully elegant.
The engraving also shows the victorian net shops and the splendid East Cliff Furnicular Railway.
This block has been left with it's waney edge- so you can see that it truly is a slice from a very ancient box tree. The block measures 125mm x 115mm.
As with all my engravings the prints are individually printed on hand made paper - this one in an edition of 100.