Harbour Scene (Appledore Quay) by Thomas Adolphus Falcon

This painting is one of a series of six painted as decorative panels for the small drawing room at Sharlands House, Braunton, which was built by Albert Schwabe (the artist's brother-in-law) for Dr Elliston Wright (a relative by marriage to Albert Schwabe).

Details

Category:
Topographical
Medium:
Oil on canvas Dimensions: 161 x 82.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,930 ( Total: £2,640)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
Bonhams

Braunton overlooks Barnstaple Bay and Appledore is on the other side of the Taw estuary. The work is interesting both as a record of the layout of this fishing and ship-building village, and also as an early example of its inspirational role for artists 100 years ago.

Provenance

Sharlands House, Braunton until 1992; private dealer; Bonham's.

Venue details

Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon The Square, BARNSTAPLE Devon EX32 8LN 01271 346747 www.barnstaplemuseum.org.uk

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