View of Hurst Castle from the Monument - c1830 map

 

The view over to Hurst castle shows Lymington River and one can just make out buildings in the distance on the saltmarsh.

Marine artist
Joseph Miles Gilbert was born in Christchurch and lived at Holly Cottage, Lymington. He also was the first architect and town planner of Bournemouth in the 1830s
Source: Robert Coles

Extract from: The Time of My Life: Triumph and tragedy at London Weekend Television by Peter McNally

..... Joseph Gilbert lost the family fortune, allegedly through gambling, and with it Abbaston Manor, which was then purchased by his aunt's family, the Miles. He was dead at the age of 28, but left two sons,
Joseph Miles Gilbert, born in 1777, and the future General William, born in I787. ..... Joseph, a highly-regarded marine artist, was commissioned to paint for Queen Victoria her review of the fleet during the early part of her reign. This painting was hanging at Osborne House, the then royal residence on the Isle of Wight. Joseph produced most of his work between 1825 and 1855; he exhibited at the Royal Academy ..... Joseph and his wife Lucy had one son, Thomas William, born in 1832. Thomas made his career in shipping and married Emma Biddlecombe, the daughter of an artist. They had nine children ..... They had homes in London and Hampshire; in Hampshire they lived in Pennington Place, near Lymington, which had extensive views over the marshes.

 

 

 

View of Hurst Castle from the Monument - c1830