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Rushbury was an official war artist during World War I, and took up etching and drypoint under the influence of Francis Dodd before studying briefly under Henry Tonks at the Slade School of Art in 1921. Whitby in North Yorkshire had long been popular with artists, thanks to its atmospheric streets, attractive setting and sea light. This view looks away from the coast to the North York Moors, and shows the harbour at low tide with the swing bridge passing over the River Esk.