Shows the dramatic effect of light was the first of his works to enter the Royal Albert Memorial Museum.
Dead Calm: Sunset at the Bight of Exmouth by Francis Danby, 1855
© Exeter City Museums & Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 76 x 106 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,750 ( Total: £7,000)
- Acquired in:
Danby settled in Exeter 1847. Shows a familiar local scene, the coastline of Starcross with the pumping station tower of Brunel's Atmospheric Railway as seen from mouth of the Exe estuary.
Thomas Miller, 1857; T Horrocks Miller, 1889; Thomas Pitt Miller, sold Christie's, 1946; Geoffrey Grigson.
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