Dead Calm: Sunset at the Bight of Exmouth by Francis Danby

Shows the dramatic effect of light was the first of his works to enter the Royal Albert Memorial Museum.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76 x 106 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,750 ( Total: £7,000)
Acquired in:
1976
Vendor:
Agnew's

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.

Provenance

Thomas Miller, 1857; T Horrocks Miller, 1889; Thomas Pitt Miller, sold Christie's, 1946; Geoffrey Grigson.

Venue details

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery Queen Street, EXETER Devon EX4 3RX 01392 665858 www.rammuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free to all
 

Daily, 10am – 5pm

Closed Mon and Bank Holidays

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