Martin Snape (1852-1930)
Elmore Lake, Lee-on-the-Solent
Looking across the Solent to the Isle of Wight
watercolour heightened with bodycolour, signed
Framed and glazed
Overall size including frame: 48.6 x 62 cm
Elmore Lake is seen here surrounded by rough scrubland, heather and gorse bushes, today it is surrounded by modern housing and can be found behind the Inn by the Sea pub. There were plans to fill-in the lake in the early 1970s, but local objections led to the creation of the Lee Residents Association which successfully saved it from development.