Marriage Proposal in Heligoland

This 1843 painting by Rudolf Jordan suggests strongly the strong maritime influence of the island. Although a fashionable spa had been created in 1826, the maritime heritage was thought to underpin the core appeal of this British colony even to German tourists and visitors. it The painter himself was something of a German radical who became caught up in the 1848 Revolutions.

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