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).

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.


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