Etching on steel of Barking Creek in 1832

Object number

LDVAL 2008.17.1


Etching on steel of Barking Creek in 1832. Mrs Thorpe's sister purchased in from a charity shop in Hastings and sent it on to Mrs. Thorpe living in Burnlry. She thought it would be of interest to her as she went to Barking Abbey School. The etching was framed in Bude, Cornwall, by Omicways Ltd. The piece of backing carrying the Omichways' stamp is with the etching, though not attached.

Physical description

This etching depicts a social scene at Barking Creek in 1832. The focus of the scene is creek itself in which there are numerous boats with people in who appear to be fishing. In the background on the right is a row of houses with what appears to be a church rising up behind these. There are also 2 or 3 boats moored in front of the houses. In the background to the left is a bunch of trees on the bank of the creek. Behind the trees is a path on which some people are walking. In the forground to the right is a small overturned fishing boat with 3 men with their backs to it looking out at the creek. In the foreground to the left is a boat on the water with 2 men in it. This boat is being tied to another boat, only the front of which is in the pitcture. At the centre bottom of the picture 'BARKING, 1832' is etched.


Etching on steel


Whole length: 302mm
width: 214mm

Collection type



Makers Mark Sticker On piece of backing accompanying the etching: Omicways Ltd., Bude, Cornwall, England. Original hand produced by Craftsmen on stainless steel. This reproduction should require Little cleaning, a clean soft cloth Is recommended but Polish may be used if desired. Connoisseur Steel Reproductions

Alternative reference

Entry Form 1740 (2008-08-15)

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InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeEtching on steel
Collection typeArt